myTouch_now_playing.jpgWhen I think about my connection with music, I think about three impulses: the impulse to discover, the impulse to buy, and the impulse to share. Here at Pandora we’ve had the discover and buy bits covered for some time, but it’s been frustrating to use Pandora to share the music you’re encountering with your friends. You could send an email or embed a widget on MySpace, but in the age of Twitter and Facebook our offering has been pretty spartan. That all changed tonight.
With our new release we’ve added a sharing toolbar above the player so you’re always just a click away from sharing a song or a station with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. The first time you share on one of these networks, you’ll have to go through a series of pages that will connect your Pandora account with your Twitter or Facebook account. After that, it’s a just a simple click to share. When you post songs to Facebook your friends will be able to listen to samples right in their news feed. On Twitter we’ll post a shortened link to a page featuring just the song or station you shared.
This release also brings our station gifting feature to the foreground for the first time. Click the little present icon in the sharing toolbar and we’ll take you to a page where you can create an entirely new station to “give” to a friend. We’ll send it along to them in a fancy email, kind of like an electronic greeting card — or maybe more precisely, like a modern version of the mixtape.
Have fun playing with these new sharing features. Can’t wait to see what you discover…
PS: want to see what other people are finding and posting to Twitter? Try using this Twitter search link.


  1. Omgee
    November 12, 2009 at 1:16am
    Excellent. Suggestion: it would be nice to be able to post to facebook without using fb connect. As much as I trust Pandora, there are many who would appreciate the option to post without having to share account info and grant unlimited posting priviledges. Many news and video services offer the ability to post to a facebook feed (on a logged-in account) without a direct link. This would make it even easier to share Pandora with others. Also, speaking of sharing, can we please have the option to gift a Pandora One subscription to our friends? With all of this sharing, I'd love to be able to offer a friend a gift subscription to the service for Christmas and share this excellent service with them, too. Thanks for all you do. Your service is amazing.
  2. AJ
    November 12, 2009 at 8:07am
    What about the pay version application? Will this get updated so we can share as well?!?!?!?!?!?
  3. Gtan
    December 20, 2009 at 10:13pm
    Agree with Jeff's idea about the live messenger showsing what you listening in pandora~! Posted by: Jeff at October 28, 2009 11:26 AM
  4. marciano guerrero
    August 10, 2010 at 6:57am
    The first time you share on one of these networks, you'll have to go through a series of pages that will connect your Pandora account with your Twitter or Facebook account. Yeah, that's time consuming and very inconvenient.
  5. Kenneth
    February 15, 2011 at 12:07pm
    I'm trying to post a song I'm listening to on Pandora to my Facebook page, a window blinks saying thank you, but it doesnt show on my page....any help would be appreciated. I'm doing this on a MacBook.
  6. Will J Osborne
    April 07, 2011 at 1:33pm
    anyone else having trouble getting this to work period. I signed up for it authorized it when it first came out, even when I manually click share I see no posts on either facebook or twitter, right now I gave up and click auto share without asking me and still nothing is ever posted. Did I go through link process before they fixed this issue should I try unlinking relinking or is this just a problem that never got fixed on some accounts.
  7. Allen
    April 28, 2011 at 12:41pm
    Every time i try to share on facebook says facebook not responding. Is there a setting i missed?
  8. Greg Sanders
    July 01, 2011 at 12:23pm
    The share stuff is not working at all just like Will J Osborne above says. It's June now and no response?
  9. Cheryl SW
    July 31, 2011 at 7:11am
    I've been getting the "Twitter is not responding now, try again later" error message for about two weeks now. I've tried everything the Pandora support guy suggested with no success. I don't know what's wrong with it, but I sure miss tweeting my favorite music!

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