Facebook floats new app Riff

Published on April 02, 2015 17:45:45 PM
Technology
Facebook Creative Labs on Wednesday floated a free application called Riff. The application released on April Fools' Day, can be utilized to make witty videos with companions.

Clients can shoot up to 20 seconds of video utilizing Riff and include labels like "Make a funny face" or "April Fools" to tell others what sort of videos they can add for the first 20-seconds. When the creator's friends add videos, it can be seen by their companions who can likewise then include their 20-second video, in this manner changing over a little video into a vast project. The videos can be imparted on Facebook and on the Web. Well known Riff videos will be showcased on the application’s home page.

"The potential pool of creative collaborators can grow exponentially from there, so a short video can become an inventive project between circles of friends that you can share with Facebook, or anywhere on the internet, at any time," says Facebook Product Manager, Josh Miller.

The Riff application by Facebook just demonstrates a 3-2-1 commencement before clients can shoot a video. Shockingly, the application does not bolster video uploads from the gadget until further notice. Likewise, there is no "like" or "remarks" feature neither the app, nor any editing highlights. Clients can likewise quick forward through a clip if they don’t find it interesting.

The creators of the videos can also direct strings and erase cuts they don't like in the application. Anybody on Riff can report any particular clip or the entire video as offensive. The app is accessible for both Android and iOS by means of Google Play and App Store in 15 dialects: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Polish. While the app measures 4.2MB for Android and is perfect with gadgets running Android 4.3 and later forms, it measures 8MB for iOS and is good with gadgets running iOS 8.0 and later forms.

Whether Riff will increase enough footing or not, time will tell. In any case, taking a gander at the fate of Facebook Creative Labs applications like Slingshot, Paper, Mentions, Rooms and Groups, Riff may excessively fall flat as another standalone application by the social media giant.