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    Riff's review

    Published: 2015-09-22, by .

    Facebook's own video-sharing app to create virals

    • Original app concept
    • Well-designed interface
    • Clips within long videos are skippable
    • Videos can be shared using third-party apps
    • We have experienced force closes
    • It'd be nice joining video chains from people that don't belong to your friends.

    "Video virality"


    Riff is Facebook's bet to get into the video-sharing app market. The concept is powerful and, according to Josh Miller (product manager), inspired by the Ice Bucket Channel and other video chains that usually come up in Facebook. It works this way: shoot a short clip (max. 20 seconds) featuring a certain topic to either start a video chain or build off of one already created by any of your Facebook friends. As long as a friend of yours joins the chain, their contacts will be able to add new content, as so forth and so on, making it viral in no time.

    These chains might get too long, but you can skip clips just by swiping to the next, or preview all clips in a (also swipable) list. Videos can be tagged, quick edited and shared using third-party apps. You can rate videos with faces (surprise, smile or winking).


    Riff features an original and powerful app concept and is backed by the giant Facebook. The app's design is neat and colorful, oriented to the youth, its potential power-user.


    We've experienced force closes. It'd be nice building off of videos even if any participants belong to your friends.

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    Manu Appszoom logo

    by Manu , Appszoom

    Sep 22, 2015


    Riff is the best way to make videos with friends!

    Just start a video, say what it’s about and post it on Riff. Anyone can see your videos, but your friends can add to them, and then their friends can add to them, and then their friends… You get the picture!

    Here’s how it works:
    • Log in with Facebook to see videos by friends on Riff
    • Start a video you want people to add to
    • Browse Riff for videos you want to add your own clip to
    • Get inspired by checking out videos the Riff team has featured
    • Share the videos you start, add to, or find on Riff with friends!

    Install Riff now and see how far your videos spread!

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