Facebook debuts TikTok-like app for creating and sharing rap movies

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Facebook has launched a brand new app known as ‘Bars’ that can let customers share movies of them rapping over premade beats.

The app gives beats and lets customers document 60-second movies rapping their very own lyrics, that are then shared in a TikTok-style feed. Bars additionally suggests rhymes as customers write out lyrics. It additionally gives audio and visible filters, together with an autotune characteristic.

“Bars is a new app that lets you create a high-quality rap in a fun and easy way over hundreds of free beats. No formal rap experience required, you can create something great whether you’ve just thought of a dope couplet or have been freestyling for years,” the announcement publish on Instagram reads.

Although the app focuses on music particularly, it appears that evidently Bars is one other try from Facebook to create a TikTok competitor.

It’s attention-grabbing to notice that the app resembles TikTok with regards to the person interface. For occasion, there are two tabs known as ‘Featured’ and ‘New’ within the app. In TikTok, the 2 tabs are known as ‘Following’ and ‘For You.’

Further, the engagement buttons are additionally positioned on the lower-right nook of the display with the username on the left aspect, identical to TikTok’s interface. However, as an alternative of liking movies by means of hearts like on TikTok, tapping on a video in Bars offers it ‘Fire’ by means of a fireplace emoji.

The app is at the moment in closed beta and can solely be accessible on iOS as soon as it launches extra broadly. It’s unknown if there shall be an Android model anytime quickly.

Source: Bars, TechCrunch 

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