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Facebook launches Lasso, its music and video TikTok clone

Done cloning Snapchat, Facebook is now chasing Chinese short-form video sensation TikTok with the launch of its knock-off Lasso. Available now for iOS and Android, Lasso is Facebooks answer to thezany mobile lipsyncing playground thats gained ground with young users, both in China and in the West.
The release confirms TechCrunchs scoop from last month that the company was building an app calledLasso to let people share short videos with soundtracks. With TikTok looking like the next big thing, its not surprising to see Facebook playing chase, much like it did, successfully, when Snapchat posed an existential threat.
A Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the launch of Lasso on iOS and Android is in the U.S. only for now, telling us Lasso is a new standalone app for short-form, entertaining videos from comedy to beauty to fitness and more. Were excited about the potential here, and well be gathering feedback from people and creators.While Lasso was released under the Facebook umbrella, the company launched it informally and with relatively little fanfare via a tweet from a product manager on the team.

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