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Facebook is launching a TikTok-like rapping app called Bars

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Mar 02, 2021 1:23 am

The future is now… or was it in 2016?

Taking inspiration from popular home-made online videos taking over the internet, Facebook is rolling out a new app that may look familiar to the Millennial and Gen Z crowd. 

Enter BARS, a new app that lets you record yourself spitting 60-second bars (get it?) over premade beats. The app works similar to the voice-over software featured in similar tools like Dubsmash and TikTok, as it even offers a built-in AutoTune system and rhyming dictionary that can help out aspiring singers with their rap flow.

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The app’s use would depend on your skill level, as Beginners (less than a year of experience) automatically get auto-rhyming suggestions, while those in the Advanced level (4+ year experience) will be given a Freestyle mode, where you have to create an original 16-bar rap song from eight random words.

If you're a little wary of your own rap game though, BARS assures that "there's no formal rap experience required, you can create something great whether you’ve just thought of a dope couplet or have been freestyling for years."

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BARS is now available for download in the iOS App Store. Though it’s still currently in beta mode, aspiring rappers can now get the app to reserve a username while on the waitlist.

Photos from The Verge and BARS’ Instagram account