We’re committed to enabling people to save and share memories of all types. That’s why we’re proud to announce the addition of audio recording and uploads to the Arkiver web app.

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As the StoryCorp initiative from NPR has proven, audio stories can capture a lot of emotional context and detail without the visual distraction (or enormous file sizes) of video.

Now you can easily record audio stories directly in Arkiver or, if you already have an audio file on your computer, you can upload it through the Arkiver file uploader. As with photos, videos and other moment types, the audio files will be saved securely in your connected Dropbox account and you can curate the moment by adding a description and tags and also share it privately with friends and family through Arkiver’s sharing feature.

Audio recordings are great for capturing your own personal remembrances and the oral histories of those you love. It’s free to sign-up to Arkiver – so give it a go!

If you don’t know where to start, you can use the Arkiver Storyteller tool to spark some memories. Pick your favorites from Storyteller’s database of over 200 questions to create your own customized interview list.

To record memories you and others will want to listen to again and again in the future, we’ve put together a blog article with 7 simple tips for recording audio oral histories – check it out!