Hi, we’re Beams 👋.
We’re an audio app that allows you to casually share voice notes with the world. We like to think of Beams as one big sonic scrapbook – where anyone can listen to, create or collaborate on audio threads on whatever they feel like.
There’s no profile to build. No identity to curate or glossy images to live up to. It’s just unrehearsed anecdotes you can release into the wild. Like a voice note to your best friend or a poetry reading to a complete stranger.
Our mission is to bring back the fun and honesty into recording and sharing stuff off the cuff. Because we believe everyone has something interesting to say, and we want to take the pressure off sharing it. To give people space to make meaningful connections again – through the honesty of unrehearsed voices and audio scribbles, rather than perfectly curated profiles. Whatever you want to say, we’re here to make sure it’s heard.
So how does it work?
We call these bitesize audio threads Beams.
Starting a beam is simple: record or document something you want to share. It might be a thought you’ve had for a while, or it might be an idea that came to you in that moment. It can be as planned or impromptu as you like.
Once it’s out there, your beam is ever-evolving. Beams is a pressure-free zone for off-the-cuff sharing, ideas and experimentation. People can follow your beams on any topic – and you can follow others, too.
So start something, start a Beam. Don’t overthink it. Just hit record to share and connect with people about whatever you’re into.
Because in the end, everyone has something interesting to say, we’re just here to make sure it’s heard.
What we stand for
We celebrate life
When we connect about something we like, whether it’s with our best pals or a stranger, we feel on top of the world. At Beams, we celebrate these little moments – the energy, the optimism and the thirst for life that comes with feeling truly connected to someone and their achievements. We know when to celebrate success, and we celebrate it together. Internally, we celebrate both individual achievements as well as the success of the team.
We are diverse and complex
Every single human being is different, so every voice note will be too. We celebrate these differences. We know that each individual life has its own twists and turns, and there’s no single pathway. We don’t see the world as a single place or location – it’s always seen through each individual’s eyes. So we encourage creativity through seeing the world in different ways. We celebrate the diversity and perspectives in our team and in our app. Beams is a safe environment that promotes a diversity of interests across the world.
We’re our community champions and biggest fans
We are the biggest fans of the people we work with and the people who use our product. We want to know everything. We’ll listen to your concerns, want to hear your ideas, and ultimately we do what we know is best for the community at large. We care for each others’ wellbeing and the success of each individual and the team. Our passion for the people who are our people wins.
We’re open, honest & inclusive
Just as we want our internal team to be open, honest and unapologetically themselves – we want everyone who uses Beams to feel the same. Our community should feel valued and understood. And our spaces should feel totally inclusive, diverse and free, in a way that doesn’t feel polished, curated, exoticised, tokenised or fetishised. Beams covers a wide range of experiences, backgrounds and ideas, which represent and reflect our global community. They are also open, safe spaces to share and respect other opinions.
We care and feel a sense of responsibility for the world and our environment
We feel a deep sense of responsibility towards our planet, and we want to limit the damaging impact on our built and natural environments. We act in a way which is conscious about our resources, and encourage everyone in our team and community to do so. We want to create a new app which is socially responsible too, taking into account the current landscape of our world which affects how we interact with each other.