Facebook earlier this year in May launched an experimental app called ‘Collab’. This app lets users upload videos of music they create that can be used by others on the platform. Facebook has now launched Collab on the App Store for iOS users in the US.
Collab has a TikTok-like endless scrolling feed of video uploads which users can browse through, and select whichever they like. Users can also like musicians on the app so that they can receive notifications on when a new video is posted. Collab features three different videos split into three tabs to make one collaborative piece. You can either create your own arrangement or pick clips from other users to make a new arrangement.
All videos posted on Collab are public so anyone can pick them and add it to their own mix. The original artist will get credited whenever their video clips are used for a new collaborative video. Collab also lets users share their videos to Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and other social media platforms. Collab videos shared on other platforms feature the app’s watermark.
Facebook launched Collab in beta in May this year for users in the US and Canada. During its beta stage, Facebook made some improvements to the app’s audio-syncing capabilities, and compatibility with different headsets, TechCrunch reported. Facebook also added support for electronic instruments on Collab. TechCrunch also highlighted indie pop artist morgxn who uploaded his song Home on Collab that led to 43 million streams.
Collab is still limited to users in the US only. There’s no word on when Facebook will expand it to other markets. It does look like a big step ahead for an experimental app by Facebook as most of these shut down quite frequently.