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BARS: Facebook is testing a new app for aspiring rappers

Pre-made beats, built-in autotune & a rhyming dictionary are all features

LiFTED | Elaine Chung | 15 Mar 2021

Want to rap but don’t have the cash to fork out for studio time or pay for software to autotune your voice? Facebook is now experimenting with a new app, BARS, which lets aspiring rappers create and share their art.

In BARS, users can select any professionally made beats to record a video and come up with their own lyrics. BARS can help you come up with rhymes as you’re writing out lyrics with the rhyming dictionary. Different audio and visual filters, as well as the autotune feature, are offered to enhance the presentation. For users who want to take their rap game to the next level, Challenge Mode is available. In it, users can freestyle with auto-suggested word cues. Videos can be recorded for up to 60 seconds and then saved to your camera roll and shared to other platforms, too.

Since most live performances have shut down during the pandemic, BARS can be the perfect platform for artists to interact and share their music with the masses. No formal rap experience is required. Anyone can easily create a few bars on BARS when they are in the mood for it. Social media is all about having a great community and this app is perfect for like-minded people to support and learn from each other.

Facebook is still testing BARS in closed Beta, starting with folks in the US. There, it’s possible to sign up for the waitlist to get access to the app. For people outside the US, it is best to stay up to date by following their Instagram here.