Heyoya is a voice comments platform you can simply and easily install on any website or blog with just one line of code, without affecting your site loading time.
Heyoya is all about voice, since voice is a much more personal mode of communication than text, and prevents the confusion and ambiguity usually associated with comment sections. Heyoya also has the option of rich media, meaning your readers can choose to use voice, video, images, text or GIFs to express themselves better.
Heyoya includes a notifications feature, which allows you to send notifications directly to specific users. And finally, Heyoya has an option to monetize notifications and below-the-fold ads if you are looking for an extra income stream!
Heyoya is completely free so you won’t have to pay to sign up (although you can opt for the AMPLIFY premium plan for some great extra features). If you are setting Heyoya up on a regular website, you need to register for a free account by typing in your details and clicking CREATE ACCOUNT.
If you have a site on WordPress, Wix, Weebly or Shopify, simply click the relevant integration on the right hand side of the screen and you will be redirected to the installation options for those sites.
Once you have registered, follow the step-by-step instructions. For step 1, choose whether you will be using Heyoya for e-commerce or content sites.
Next, for step 2, configure your preferred settings. There is a range of customization options here as well as support in 20 different languages.
Continue to step 3 where you can customize the design of your voice comments, in terms of color, width and more. (Note that premium users have a lot more options when it comes to customization).
For the final step, simply copy and paste the HTML code to the relevant place on your site (ie. where you want the comments section to be displayed).
As soon as you’ve done that, you will see voice comments displayed on your site. You are ready to start!
Posting voice comments
Posting a voice comment is very simple. Here’s how you do it.
For voice, click on the microphone icon in the comments box. You can record a voice snippet of up to 30 seconds (note that for premium users you have the option of recording longer messages).
You can choose to record from your desktop or laptop or from any mobile device, which makes voice comments convenient for on-the-go communication. Finally, you have the option of adding other media. You can choose from video, images, GIFs and plain old text.
Click post, choose a title, and your comment is ready to go live. Note that if you’ve signed up via an email address you will get an email confirmation link that you’ll need to click on. You also have the option to post without email registration via various social media logins.
Here’s how your comment will look:
You can click play to hear your comment and you can post replies (and of course, so can other users).
Voice comment approvals
Approval settings and how comments are posted is up to you. You can select from a number of options.
You can choose for comments to be automatically posted or require authorization from a web master. You can choose whether to allow links, emails or repeated characters. You can also change the options for different types of media, for example have automatic text posts but require a web master to authorize video. Premium users also have the option of downloading comments.
Heyoya has a great feature that allows you to send notifications to specific users (or to all users if you choose). When a notification goes out, users will receive a notification icon. You can also use this feature to run ads. (And there’s an additional ad option for below-the-fold monetization as well).
Upgrade your comments with Heyoya
If you are looking to make your comments section better and more personal than the standard (and boring) text-based comments most sites come with, Heyoya is a great option. It’s easy to install, and has a range of features and customization options. It has a fast loading time, which won’t interfere with your site loading time.
Heyoya has been proven to reduce spam, increase high-quality content and improve overall user retention. It’s a great way to grow your user community through your site or blog.
Go to heyoya.com to find out more.