Facebook just released Lasso, a video sharing app designed to compete with the immensely popular TikTok. The app is their bid to win back teens, who've been fleeing the platform in droves over the past several years.
We took a look at Lasso, and it looks fun: cute videos of kids dancing, juggling, acrobatics and other attention-grabbing stuff. All videos are created live, as uploads are not allowed. But there is apparently a library of millions of songs which can be overlayed on the vids. Users can search by prominently displayed hashtags or browse different categories and themes.
What's most notable, however, is that all content and profiles are public, with no way to change that. With so many parents struggling with keeping their kids safe online, not sure how this will fly. We'll keep an eye on it and update you with any changes. You can learn more about the app here.