Facebook has launched a new app called Lasso, which is a video app available for both iOS and Android. With this app, you are able to make and edit videos in short-format. The videos you make can also have various filters and special effects. Filters and special effects are part of the editing tools in this app.
If you have ever used the app TikTok, then you will know what this app is all about. Lasso basically is the Facebook version of that app, and you will find it available right now for those in the United States. Read on to learn more about Lasso and what all you can do with this video-editing app.
Video-Editing App Lasso Released on iOS & Android
If you like using special effects and filters on your videos, then you are going to love the new Lasso app from Facebook. This is like TikTok, which has turned into one of the most popular apps within the past year. Lasso allows you to make videos and edit them using various filters and special effects, and it is available right now for iOS and Android. There are many video-editing tools found in this app, some of these tools allow for the addition of text to your videos.
You will also be able to add music to your videos, which is pretty cool. Facebook just launched this app this past weekend to people within the United States. The company said it is very excited for the possibilities with Lasso, saying that there is huge potential with and for this app in the future. Creators and others will be able to give feedback too. Facebook is hoping to use this feedback to enhance the app in future updates, including bringing new features and editing tools to users.
Standalone Video App Lasso Hits Mobile as Facebook Looks to Compete with Snapchat
You will notice that Lasso is a standalone app aimed at making and editing short-form videos. Facebook is hoping to compete with YouTube and Snapchat with this new app, which explains why it is all about videos. The teenage market is evolving and more young people are using video apps. 72 percent of teenagers in the United States use Instagram, and 69 percent use Snapchat. When you look at YouTube, 85 percent of teenagers surveyed use that app.
Getting into more details about the app itself, all of the videos within the app and all of the profiles are made to be public. In order to use this new app, you will need to login using Instagram or Facebook. Once you have done that, you are able to share your Lasso videos to Facebook Stories, which is pretty cool. There will soon be integration with Instagram Stories too, which gives you another way to share the videos that you have created or edited.
How You Can Download Lasso Right Now
You can download Lasso right now from both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. Remember, as of right now, this app is available only for those within the United States. We do not know about a release of the app beyond the United States. Facebook has not stated whether there will be a global release of this app or not, although we expect it to happen eventually.
If you are someone looking for a new video-editing app, then give Lasso a try to see how it works for you. We think that you will be happy with what Lasso has to offer right now. There are going to be more features added in future updates, so you definitely want to keep an eye out for that as well.
Once you have downloaded and tried the app for yourself, we want to know what you think about it. Do you think that this app will be able to exist as a standalone video-editing app? What video-editing app are you currently using and enjoy using? Is the integration with Facebook and Instagram something that will get you to use the app?
Are you someone who likes to add music, special effects, filters, and text to your videos? What other features do you hope come to the Lasso app in the future? Leave us a comment in the box below because we want to know what you think about Lasso overall.