Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gist?

Gist is a voice-base social media app that allows users to reach the world with interesting opinions and stories. With our website, you can record your voice or upload your audio file and leave a story or share your thoughts on any topic of your choice. We have other exciting features planned, and this is just the beginning.

How can I contact you?

Feel free to reach out to us with ways you think we can improve. You can contact us with any queries

Why is my gist not uploading?

If you cannot upload your audio file, it may be because the file is too large. Your audio file is limited to 10MB or 5 minutes. Try uploading a smaller audio file or recording your voice.

How long can I record for?

You can record your voice for up to 5 minutes.

When is the App coming out?

We will be announcing our App release date soon. In the meantime, sign up to our mailing list to get exclusive first access to the App.

The Gist Competition

What is the Gist competition?

The Gist competition is a contest that allows you to record a Gist and get rewarded if you gain the most plays.

How do I enter the Gist competition?

You can enter the competition by simply recording and interesting story with our platform. Please leave your email address so that we can contact you if you win.

The Gist competition must be entered by submitting an audio recording and giving an email address with which we can contact you. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Gist. You may enter only once. You must provide your name and email address. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Gist.

When does the Gist competition end?

The Gist competition ends on the 31st of August.

What are the rules for the Gist competition?
  1. Submit an Interesting audio recording to with a valid email we can contact you.
  2. No hate speech allowed, please have fun but we reserve the right to delete gists we believe incite hate.
  3. You have to be 16+ to participate, the more the merrier.
  4. We'll need 100 gists for you to win £1000, so encourage your friends to upload their gists too.
  5. This competition lasts till the 31st of August, so gists submitted on the 1st on September wouldn't be eligible.
  6. We aim to make the competition as fair as possible. Please note that if we notice an inorganic amount of plays on your audio, you will be disqualified from the competition
What are the terms and conditions for the Gist competition?

Eligibility: The Gist competition is open only to those who record or upload their audio content and who are 16 years of age or older as of the date of entry. You will only be considered as participating in this competition if you have also given an email address. By recording or uploading your own audio content, you are considered to have entered the competition. We aim to make the competition as fair as possible. Please note that if we notice an inorganic amount of plays on your audio, you will be disqualified from the competition

Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of yourself as final and binding as it relates to the content of this competition.

Prizes: The Winner of the Gist Competition will receive £1,000. The prize will be transferred to the winner's bank account. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Gist to use Winner’s entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation unless prohibited by law.

Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Winner Selection and Notification: To win the Gist competition, you will have the most plays on your audio recording or upload. The winner will be selected under the supervision of Gist. The Winner will be notified by email within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Gist shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 10 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all laws and regulations of the United Kingdom. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT GIST‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

Rights Granted by You: By entering your audio content , You understand and agree that Gist, anyone acting on behalf of Gist, and Gist’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name and statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Gist. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Gist from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Gist may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

Terms & Conditions: Gist reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Gist Competition should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Gist’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Gis Competition. In such case, Gist may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Gist. Gist reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Gist has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Gist may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Gist reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Gist and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Gist Competition and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

Rules: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease. We also do not allow audio recordings or uploads with a primary purpose to incite harm towards others on the basis of these categories. Gist reserves the right to remove Your content from its website and disqualify You form the Gist competition if your content incites violence or hate speech on the basis of these categories.

Disputes: THIS GIST COMPETITION IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. As a condition of participating in this Competition, the Participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Competition, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in the United Kingdom having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Competition). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.


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