Social media giant, Facebook has launched a Tiktok-like app called BARS which is for creating and sharing raps.
The new app, which has been developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) R&D team is currently available under closed beta testing.
The BARS app from Facebook allows users to create and share raps using built-in tools. The NPE team says that users don’t require any formal rap experience to create content using the BARS app.
In the app, users will select from any of the hundreds of professionally created beats, then write their own lyrics and record a video. BARS can also automatically suggest rhymes as you’re writing out lyrics, and offers different audio and visual filters to accompany videos as well as an autotune feature.
There’s also a “Challenge mode” available, where you can freestyle with auto-suggested word cues, which has more of a game-like element to it.
“Audio production tools can be complicated, expensive and difficult to use. With BARS, you can select one of our professionally-created beats, write lyrics and record yourself dropping bars,” Facebook said in a statement on Friday.
“BARS auto-suggests rhymes as you’re writing to keep your flow going. You can also jump into Challenge mode and freestyle with auto-suggested word cues. Choose from a variety of audio and visual filters to take your creations to the next level,” the company added.
The program is not yet available to the wider public, but it will likely be unveiled soon after the program is tested by its early users.