SayRoom: Social Networking Just Became Vocal


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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Have you ever wished someone could hear you actually laugh out loud? What about an audible gasp or OMG? Reactions like this have always been simple words on a screen, left to the imagination of the reader. Until now, that is.

SayRoom, developed by Jovonni Pharr, is a cool app that allows you to respond to social media happenings using more than just written word. That’s right, you can actually use your voice!

Concept and Functionality:

SayRoom works by allowing you to post audio responses to your favorite social media happenings. While this seems like something that’s fairly out of the ordinary, it’s actually a pretty cool idea once you warm up to it. After all, how many times have you laughed or raged at a post and wished everyone else could hear your thoughts? Well, now they can!

To use SayRoom, all you have to do is optionally connect your social media networks to fhe app. At least that’s what I believe it’s supposed to do. One of the problems I had was actually finding a way to do this. The whole idea of the app had me fairly confused from the start, and I’m not quite sure where social media feeds stem from. I believe posts are from public feeds, but I was really excited at the thought of using SayRoom with my own social network sites.

At any rate, you can choose to create an account or explore the app. You need to have an account in order to post audio responses to feeds, though. You can even listen to responses left by others, which is definitely neat. However, there’s really no way to filter what anyone says, so I definitely don’t recommend the app for younger audiences. You can even see posts that are viral on SayRoom, making it easy to find the most popular material quickly and easily.


SayRoom is an app with excellent potential, but I found features to be lacking or lost in a very confusing layout. At some point I was able to choose a channel to listen to, but I couldn’t find a way to return to that particular screen once I started using the app. However, you can easily search topics that interest you, which makes finding media a bit easier.

However, there’s one cool feature I found and really liked, which is the ability to add audio hashtags to your reaction. Whether you want to include an applause at the end of your clip or channel your inner Sweet Brown, this is a unique touch that allows you to express yourself even further.


SayRoom is available for free in the App Store, which is always an excellent deal. However, I definitely think the app needs a bit more work as far as layout and design. If you’re a social media fan and you’re longing to express your reaction above and beyond the written word, SayRoom is worth a try.

sayroom.jpgSayRoom is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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