Collab is today launch of private beta tests and a public release on the App Store as the Facebook experimental app for interactive music videos. The app is now one of several Facebook internal research and development projects by the NPE team which tests new ideas which could eventually affect the next steps of Facebook in social media. The pandemic forced users to remain home and to find new ways of entertaining themselves. Collab himself first appeared at the end of May.
The pandemic meant that there were no live shows for artists who had been crucial to linking them to fans. To keep those ties going, they, too, switched to online channels to experiment with live-streamed concerts and jam sessions. At the same time, TikTok-led short-form videos took off which often have interactive features such as duets and stitches, enabling users who do not know each other to integrate the material of each other into their own.
Collab got into this room through a mix of short clips, but directly focussed on music with the interactive elements of modern social media. The software itself manages video and audio syncing complexities with in-application tools as part and parcel of the syncing part. The content created by the Collab app is available on other sites, such as TikTok and Instagram, but it includes an app with a watermark.
The app contains a ‘collab’ of three 15-second videos, which play in unison and which are stacked over each other. A collab might be consisting of a guitarist, a drummer and a singer who would each perform side by side in their videos. Users can create either a collab by playing with another video or you can simply swipe on one of three rows in order to select another video to add to the mix.
When you first open Collab, you will have an infinite “collab” scrolling feed, that you can swip through to find a collab you want to mix. You will favour them in the app when they post new clips when you discover musicians you want to play with. The key feed is also customised.
Indie pop performer morgxn is one of the players entering Collab earlier this year in beta. “The same day that Billie Eilish was posting about me this year I was dropped by my record label — about my song ‘Home,’ which inspired her song ‘Bad Guy.’ So I had this cataclysmic happening while we were quarantining, while the internet provided me with such a confidence boost.”
Download Collab – Band Together Apk file from Downloading button below and enjoy this app.
|App Name||Collab – Band Together (Apk)|
|Req. iOS||13.0 or later|
|Offered By||NPE Team LLC|