In a world of creators and short-form videos, there are apps like TikTok and Instagram that give creators and viewers new platforms to create and enjoy content in various formats. Now, Facebook is taking a further step in order to leverage from this ongoing trend of ‘casual entertainment’ as the social media giant has launched a new app that allows users to rap over beats that are provided by the app. The app, named Bars will allow users to post and share videos of them rapping over beats that are provided by the app itself.
Bars lets users create short 60-second videos over them. According to a report in TechCrunch, users can post the video on a TikTok-style feed, where people can watch it and mark is as “fire". The app also promises “studio quality vocal effects," including actual AutoTune. According to reports, the app also promises an auto-rhyme dictionary for those who mark themselves as “beginners" in the app’s sign-up page. For those who choose ‘Advanced’ level, Bars promises a Freestyle mode, which gives users eight random words to work into a 16-bar rap.
Bars sounds something our TikTok or Instagram Reels-using readers would want to try out as soon as possible. However, that is not possible as the app is currently in a closed beta, but users can sign up to secure a username and get a place in line for when the app starts opening up. The app has already been listed on the Apple App Store and an Instagram profile for BARS is also live. The app has been listed as BARS - Rapper’s Delight in the App Store listing.