Chirp for Android Sends Texts and Pictures Between Android Devices


Chirp is an app that uses sound to send pictures, text and links between Android devices. The only condition is both devices have a data or WiFi connection.

Chirp is an app that uses sound to send pictures, text, and links between Android devices. The only condition is for both devices to be connected to the internet.

Sent by Sound

To start things, install the free Chirp app from the Google Play Store here. After installation, you can start using it right away. Apart from both devices being connected to the internet, don’t forget that the app needs to be installed on both of them.

If the above conditions are satisfied, you can start using Chirp.

Just start the app on both devices. You’ll notice that the interface is a very intuitive one. To send something, tap the button marked with a + sign.

Chirp main

A menu like the one below will appear. Select what you want to send – it can be a picture, note, or link. I’ll go with the picture first – it can be chosen from your device’s Gallery.

Chirp menu

Next, select the image and wait for it to be uploaded to Chirp’s servers. Once it’s uploaded, tap the yellow Chirp button at the bottom of the screen.

Chirp picture

A sound will be heard, and the picture will be on the other device, where the person receiving it can save it to their gallery, Share it or even Chirp it to someone else.

The trick is, of course, that a link to the picture, which is saved on Chirp’s servers, is sent, not the file itself.

Chirp picture sent

The same goes for links and notes. You choose Note or Link from the menu I’ve mentioned above and type what you want. It will appear on the other device in an instant.

Chirp note

All of the content you’ve received is shown in Chirp, but you can tap the X button to delete whatever you don’t want to keep. You can also create an account, but I don’t really see why you would want to.

Chirp main screen

While still requiring an internet connection to work, Chirp is an original way of sending content. More than that, it’s easy to use when you don’t feel like using email to send an image to a friend – you tap and send. All in all, it can be pretty useful.

Here’s a video from Chirp that will give you a better idea of how it works.



  1. ChicagoMom

    That sounds like a fun app.
    Thank you for introducing it to us.

    • Bogdan Bele

      You’re most welcome!

  2. mark

    But you havent explained how you select the person at the other end!!!

    • Bogdan Bele

      yes, I have. The other person just needs to have the app started on their device.

      • mark

        Does that mean it has access to your contact list like whatsapp. ie chirp has a library of all users and their mobile-phone number?

        • Bogdan Bele

          No, I don’t think it does. It only uses your internet connection.

  3. genv

    Thanks for the review. Nice app! However, it doesn’t do more than Whatsapp does. If only it allows sending of zip files, pdf files etc which WA doesn’t.

    • Bogdan Bele

      It’s more of a convenient way to send images than anything.

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