Previously, Facebook used to come up with some quirky side projects such as Collab, CatchUp, Tuned and many others every now and then but it seemed to have slowed down a little but now, as per new industry news, the company’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team is back at it again with a new collage app called E.gg.
The E.gg project is inspired by the early days of the internet. It lets you create canvases with images, GIFs, shapes, and text. When you create a canvas on E.gg, you will be able to generate it as a page. You can share them with friends and family with the help of a unique URL for canvases. The best part is, anyone with the URL will be able to view your canvas on the web even if he or she does not have the app installed in his system.
It seems that E.gg wants to create a ‘low-pressure space for the really unpolished and mismatched things’ so, in order to facilitate this, the platform does not come with the usual metrics to estimate the quality of content, i.e. likes counts and comments. Note that likes and comments are very well received features in most online platforms including Facebook.
In a blog post, representatives of the New Product Experimentation (NPE) team of Facebook said that they have noticed early testers using the app to create fan pages, guides, tributes, profiles, collages, recipes, etc. during the limited beta testing phase so, those are some potential use-cases of the app. They also said that users will be able to add creations of others to your E.gg page with attribution.
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As of now, E.gg can be found in iPhones in the U.S but there is no word on the global availability of the app at this moment. Similarly, there is no word from the company whether the feature will make its way to Android or not. If you are interested to know more about the platform, you can browse the creations irrespective of your region from the official website of E.gg.