Facebook launches collab music app for rival TikTok

Facebook officially announced its collab app, which the social media platform previously launched as an experiment. Facebook started testing Collab back in May this year, a beta version that is only available by invitation. TechCrunch was the first to report on the official launch of Collab. Also Read – TikTok Dethrones Facebook to Become Most Downloaded App in 2020

The social media giant is said to be looking to collab against TikTok, one of the most popular short video apps available worldwide. Just like with TikTok, Collab allows users to create short music videos by combining up to three independent videos. Also read – Facebook is sued by the US government over antitrust problems and retains “monopoly power”

While the idea behind Collab is similar to TikTok, there are also some differences. The app allows users to combine three different videos and publish individual videos on the platform. These videos will be visible to a public “collab” feed for users to view and play along with. Also read – be careful! Scammers Using Duplicate Accounts for Facebook Scam

According to The Verge, the Collab app is available for free from the Apple App Store and can be downloaded. It should also be available on the Google Play Store. With this in mind, those interested must understand that the app is not available in India in either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Following the ban on the TikTok app in India, several short video platforms made in India were developed. The TikTok app was banned in India earlier this year and is still not available in the country. There were words to ban the app in the USA for security and privacy reasons.

Recently, along with a few other markets, Facebook also launched Instagram roles in India to compete against TikTok. Roles have gained great popularity in the country and have partially replaced TikTok. In particular, Reels is part of the main Instagram app and not a separate application.