Musical.ly’s new mysterious app sounds a lot like Snapchat

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The team behind Musical.ly has a new video messaging app it says will be the “ultimate video messenger” just don’t expect to be able to use it yet.

Called pingpong, details about the app are scarce but it appears as though the company may be positioning it as a possible Snapchat competitor.

The app was quietly added to the App Store Feb. 9, according to analytics from App Annie, but it appears as though it’s still in some sort of pre-launch phase as users can’t log into the app or access anything beyond the initial launch screen.

Still, we can glean a few details based on the App Store description and the app’s slash screen. Described as “the ultimate video messenger” in its App Store description, pingpong allows you to record video messages you can share with your friends.

While it’s not clear how long the messages can be or whether they disappear after a certain period of time, the simple interface visible in the one screenshot in the App Store looks as though regular Snapchat users will be more than comfortable using pingpong.

A representative for Musical.ly did not respond to Mashable’s request for comment on the app.

Pingpong isn’t Musical.ly’s first foray into a more personal video app. The company launched a group video chat app in January, called Squad, which enables group video chats. Pingpong, on the other hand, appears to be geared more toward recorded video messages.

h/t: ProductHunt

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