Facebook launches BARS, a TikTok-like app for Rappers
The Facebook BARS app is the company’s new effort to compete with TikTok, this time by focusing on rappers.
The new app is currently in closed beta testing and was created by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) R&D team.
Using built-in tools, users of Facebook’s BARS app can build and share raps.
The NPE team believes that users don’t need any structured rap experience to use the BARS app to build content.
BARS, a feature of Facebook, is dedicated to the production of rap music content.
It comes with pre-recorded beats that turn your words into professional-sounding raps.
To keep the rhythm going, the app also recommends rhymes using a rhyming dictionary.
There’s also a Challenge mode, which allows you to freestyle while also offering auto-suggested word cues.
There’s also a “Challenge mode,” in which you can freestyle with auto-suggested word prompts, giving it a more game-like feel.
The experience is geared to people who just want to have some fun with rap, perhaps similar to Smule’s AutoRap, which also provides beats for users’ own recordings.
When you’re finished with your lyrics and flow, you can use the Facebook BARS app to improve your rap material with a range of audio and visual filters.
To change your vocal performance in the videos, you’ll get preloaded tools like Clean, AutoTune, Imaginary Friends, and AM Radio.
If you’ve done refining your rap videos, you can export them and save them to your Camera Roll using the BARS app. You may also use social media sites to share your content with others.
The BARS app is currently only available for a limited number of iOS users and is available for download from Apple’s US App Store.