Musical.ly released a video messaging app referred to as Ping Pong on the App shop, in what appears to be a test in advance of a public debut. But it seems as even though it is nevertheless in a few sort of pre-release section as users can’t log into the app or get right of entry to something beyond the preliminary launch display screen. That is the 4th app for the rapidly growing Shanghai-based startup, whose phone app had over one hundred million customer as of final fall, and whose stay video streaming app stay.ly became larger than Twitter’s Periscope handiest months after its arrival.
Still, we will glean some info primarily based at the App save description and the app’s lower screen. defined as “the last video messenger” in its App store description, pingpong allows you to file video messages you may share along with your friends.
Ping Pong, meanwhile, seems to be nothing more than an new release on Squad, besides that as opposed to supporting institution video chats, the app allows for one-to-one video messaging. probable, the goal right here is to see if users favor to chat in real-time, or if they might choose one-to-one, asynchronous video messaging.
The app doesn’t prevent sign-u.s.a.immediately through an error message. alternatively, it seems the app is just not equipped for primetime – the sign-up display screen receives stuck for the duration of loading. trying to sign on through fb also doesn’t paintings, however oddly refers to the app as “chacha,” which can be a code name. (though there may be, possibly coincidentally (?), a ChaCha video chat app from Beijing. It’s doubtful if the two are associated, but.)
Ping Pong is live here on the App store if you need to view it, however word that it’s now not currently operating.
Neither Ping Pong nor Squad are available on Google Play, even though that store does host an optimized version of the employer’s essential app, Musical.ly Lite.