Music app

Facebook launches its Collab music app to the public

Facebook publicly released Collab, an experimental music creation app that first launched as an invite-only beta in May. TechCrunch reports.

The app allows users to create short music videos by combining up to three independent videos. So, for example, three musicians could each play a different part of a song and combine them into a single video. But every video created is also posted to a public “Collaboration” feed, where people can view and play it if they choose.

So you can also save a part and then mix it with two other parts that you find on the Collab feed that other people have saved. Or you can just mix and match other people’s videos – you don’t have to be a musician yourself. (Each user is properly credited for their contributions, according to Facebook.)

You won’t have to worry about lining up all the videos – Collab includes in-app tools to sync parts together. According to its App Store page, “We make sure that when you swipe, videos play at exactly the right time to sync.”

The app doesn’t directly integrate with Facebook (at least), but you can export finished products to your Instagram Story (as well as other platforms, including TikTok) through the iOS Share Sheet.

Collab is free on the App Store and you can download it today.

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