This morning, Fb’s NPE crew (New Merchandise and Experiences) introduced a pair of recent apps to assist customers join with one another even after they’re aside. Collab is all about making music collectively, whereas CatchUp is a bunch cellphone name app. Yeah.
CatchUp is the only of the 2 apps, but it surely additionally appears to be the one which will probably be most generally used. The idea is straightforward: group calls. Not video, thoughts you, however voice chat. The app doesn’t require a Fb account to make use of, because it crawls your contact listing for different CatchUp customers.
The place it differs from comparable apps is that it’s going to let you understand when different customers can be found, making it simpler to … catch up. You possibly can have as much as eight customers on a single name, too. The app is out there for each iOS and Android customers to strive right now.
Collab, nevertheless, could be the extra attention-grabbing of the 2. It’s all about music creation, albeit with an attention-grabbing twist. You possibly can mix three music movies into one collaboration—be that your personal or these from buddies. However right here’s probably the most attention-grabbing bit: customers who might not have any musical expertise can swipe by means of current movies to create their very own collaboration.
I’ll be sincere: it sounds … type of bizarre? I’m positive not all of the potential collaborations will probably be zingers—it’s in all probability simpler to generate one thing that sounds dangerous than one thing that sounds good. However that’s in all probability the enjoyable in it.
Collab is at present invite-only and completely accessible on iOS (at the least for now). You possibly can join the waitlist right here.
It’s additionally value remembering that these are each NPE apps, which implies they’ll change or go away at any level.
Supply: Fb NPE Weblog (Collab, CatchUp)