Telstra launches message app on Facebook

Telstra has launched Blurtl, a new Facebook app that allows users to post audio status updates.

Blurtl also allows Facebook users to post 30 second audio messages on their friends' walls, via a mobile phone, and listen to messages posted on their own wall.

Telstra consumer executive director, Ms Rebekah O’Flaherty, said: "Whether you’re recording your baby’s first words to share with the world, singing Happy Birthday to your best friend in London or sharing engagement news in real time with your friends, we expect Blurtl will certainly add a dose of extra personality to Aussie Facebook pages."

While the app is free to download, users have to call a number to leave their message. However, standard call charges apply, so the cost should not be too prohibitive.
According to Telstra, the app is easy to set up.

1.    Visit Telstra’s Facebook page, click on the Blurtl tab and follow the simple steps to register;
2.    Dial 0458 BLURTL (0458 258 785) from any Australian mobile phone (standard call charges apply);
3.    Leave a 30 second message;
4.    Check out your Blurtl on Facebook.