When I heard news about Lasso app, I also heard the fact that it was apparently quite similar to Tiktok. As well as remembering the time when I made a dubsmash clip featuring the famous Minerva McGonagall quote “Why is it always you three.”
Connection to Similar Apps:
Before I get into the details about the lasso app, lets take a quick trip down memory lane. Before lasso, we had Vine(discontinued), Dubsmash and musically which was recently merged into Tiktok. What do all these apps have in common? They all are video sharing apps. These apps let you produce short videos which are a few seconds to a minute long(depending on the app).
Why is Lasso competing :
Currently Tiktok has been in lead with its growing clientele. According to Tech Crunch reports , Tiktok was the most downloaded app in the month of September 2018. For more statistical details, check out their full report https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/02/tiktok-surpassed-facebook-instagram-snapchat-youtube-in-downloads-last-month/
In the beginning weeks of November, Bowen Pan (the product manager for Facebook) announced the launch of Lasso app. Considered as a Tiktok competitor, Lasso is a video sharing app launched by Facebook , which allows users to produce clips, with various video editing features such as filters, text and background music. Lasso is heard of having quite a collection of music. All profiles and video clips are public on this platform for the seeable future. You can follow other creators and search trending hashtags. Users can also share your lasso videos as Facebook stories if you login using your Facebook account. You can log into your lasso account using Instagram, however you can’t share lasso clips on Instagram as Instagram stories, as support needed for that is currently unavailable. This app has not been released globally, though it is available in US on both iOS and Android.
Can lasso compete with TikTok’s growing popularity and creates its own name in the app market? Since this app is not available for download here ,we can’t review it properly. However speculation is not a crime in my opinion, so let me know what you guys think.