According to TechCrunch, Facebook originally designed Lasso to compete with Musical.ly. Before China’s ByteDance acquired Musical.ly, Facebook formed a research team to examine the music app. However, they stopped the research based on impressions that it was not well-liked. But in fact, it already had 60 million monthly users during the time.
Facebook’s principal product designer, Brady Voss, will lead the Video and Watch team to develop the new app. As an expert of cameras and video effects, Voss created the Montage feature for Facebook in 2016. The effect breaks down a motion into multiple still images, and merge them together into a single photo.
One key element in Tik Tok’s success is the various editing tools, such as music, filters, transition effects etc. These allow amateurs to create videos easily and turn ordinary matters into something funny. Once Facebook comes up with comparable effects for Lasso and grabs the audience’s attention, it will be a superb platform for marketing campaigns!
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