Social media has molded itself around the mobile industry, with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and many other have taken over. Apart from the millions who share dreaded duckface selfies on social media all day, some like to keep things real. But even sharing a simple view of the beach comes with the dilemma of choosing the correct light settings and filters. Beme is the latest video-centric social media app aimed towards changing all of that, now available for android users.
Beme has been developed by a popular YouTube star Casey Neistat, who wants to help users bring out the natural aspect of making videos with their smartphones. The Beme social video app has been up and running on iOS since 2015, and has finally been released for Android after a year of beta testing. Beme has been designed to bring natural videography experience to the users, while giving the viewers a feeling of being “in the moment”.
What makes Beme different from the rest?
It wouldn’t be fair to credit Beme as the ultimate video sharing app just yet, since it does use some elements from Snapchat. For instance, the basic purpose of the app is for users to take short videos and upload them to their profile for a limited period of time. So every time a friend uploads a short video on Beme and you view it, it will automatically be removed from your feed (just like Snapchat).
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However, the key difference between all other social video apps and Beme is that your face is not included in the video that you share. In order to take a video, you have to place the smartphone close to your chest. The proximity sensor will detect that you want to record a video, thus automatically recording your point of view from the angle you want.
To keep things interesting, you don’t get to see the video you have recorded before it is already posted on your Beme feed. This takes away the option for you to edit or add those silly filters to your videos. Another cool feature of the Beme app is that you can see the reactions of people who see your videos. If the user chooses to react to your video, Beme will send you their selfies while they watch your video. To try out the Beme app for Android right, download it from the Google Play Store .
What do you think about the unique take of the Beme app on social video sharing? Would you be willing to select Beme over other mainstream social apps? Let us know your thoughts below.
Source: AndroidCentral, TheVerge
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