Fb’s New ‘Riff’ App Lets You Make Movies With Pals

Fb on Wednesday unveiled an app referred to as Riff that lets customers create video with pals. It is type of like Vine or Instagram, besides brief movies can continue to grow till they attain "Godfather"-like proportions. First, a consumer creates a video as much as 20 seconds lengthy after which provides a hashtag to it. Then pals add their very own movies to it. "The potential pool of artistic collaborators can develop exponentially from there, so a brief video can develop into an creative venture between circles of pals you could share to Fb, or anyplace on the web, at any time," Josh Miller, undertaking supervisor for Riff, wrote in a press launch.

The thought reportedly got here after the ALS Ice Bucket Problem went viral. As an alternative of buddies all posting separate movies of themselves getting doused with chilly water, they might have merely joined the movies collectively in a single lengthy tremendous-reduce. It might work for quite a lot of memes, like 10 minutes of collaborative footage of individuals "icing" one another or doing the Harlem Shake. Riff additionally comes with a quick-ahead perform in order that associates can zip via older video so as to add their very own. The app is accessible for iOS and Android.

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First revealed April 1 2015, 1:fifty nine PM