Facebook experiments with the application to document your hobbies

Ruben Fields
February 16, 2020

The latest offering from the social media giant is dubbed Hobbi. If the concept does not ring a bell to you, you might want to become familiar with Pinterest. For now, the app is only for iOS and is listed in the App Stores.

Hobbi shouldn't be a "major concern" to Pinterest investors, consistent with Arounian.

The Facebook Hobbi app is now available on the App Store, which describes it as an app where users can capture and organize your creative processes like cooking, baking, arts and crafts, fitness or home décor. Apart from photos, users are also allowed to make videos of their projects and then share them with their friends and family.

For now, Hobbi has not reached the desired set of audience, given that it is in an experimental stage.

A Pinterest spokesperson told CNBC the company didn't feel threatened by Hobbi: "Upon first look, Hobbi appears to be a photo saving app that lacks the discoverability, search, and recommendations of Pinterest".

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It is also a rather simple app with restricted editing or controls alternatives, in comparison to something like Instagram's stronger Stories editor, as an example.

Facebook created its New Product Experimentation team previous year, with the goal of developing experimental apps outside of facebook's core apps.

The Hobbi app will collect images of a project at various stages to document the progress. A report by Entrackr revealed that Facebook will introduce Lasso-its short video app-by May.

This is not the first time that Facebook added experimental apps. NPE is a team within Facebook which experiments new products and services.

Hobbi was released initially in Colombia, Belgium, Spain, and Ukraine, according to The Information. Whale has already shut down and none of them have achieved significant success.

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