For a moment in time, you might have seen a slew of videos of people dancing and lip syncing to songs via Music.ly, a short-form video app that allowed users to be creative when it came to lip syncing their favorite songs. However it seems that Music.ly is no more as the app is no longer available.
For those who haven’t been following the news, Music.ly has since been acquired by Chinese company Bytedance who is behind a similar app called TikTok which seems to be particularly popular in Asia. Users who were using Music.ly will be moved to TikTok, although whether or not these users will continue using the app remains to be seen, but hopefully it will considering that Bytedance is said to have paid up to $1 billion for the acquisition which took place last year.
TikTok will be updated where it will feature popular elements of both TikTok and Music.ly, bringing together the best of both worlds. According to Alex Zhu, co-founder of Musical.ly and senior VP of TikTok, “Combining musical.ly and TikTok is a natural fit given the shared mission of both experiences — to create a community where everyone can be a creator.”
Music.ly at one point in time proved to be so huge that even Apple wanted in on the action, where Music.ly users could access Apple Music’s library for their songs. More recently we’ve also heard reports that Facebook themselves could be getting in on the action by launching a similar feature called “Talent Show”. In the meantime for those curious about TikTok, you can check out the video above which is a compilation of some the popular dances and videos that TikTok users are sharing at the moment.