The app, a free-form authoring tool described as “digital magazine creator” and “GIF collage gift pack,” was released earlier this year, but only now has it recruited users through a shortlist. Today, it’s available for anyone to download in the app store. < / P > < p > the app allows users to create and share canvases, basically hybrid media “art” collages created using a combination of text, pictures / or gifs. The latter takes advantage of the GIF repository, giphy, which Facebook has acquired since May. Anything users make in can be given their own unique URL, allowing others to view the content, even if they don’t have the app installed themselves. < / P > < p > however, if users really use, they can browse other people’s works directly in the app. When users find their favorite content on their page, they can easily reuse the content on their own page and indicate the source. < / P > < p > when introducing for the first time this summer, Jason toff, Facebook product manager, described it as “an experimental new platform that allows you to express who you are and what you love in strange and wonderful ways.” He added that the project was inspired by “the original and exploratory spirit of early interwebz.”. < / P > < p > aims to answer the question of whether a less stressful, more creative tool can help people gain the power to express themselves more freely. Facebook said that in its testing phase, users can use to create fan pages, guides, salutes, profiles, collages, recipes, etc. < / P > < p > unfortunately, the app has also received complaints from artists during testing, claiming that the app has stolen their work. They said the tool pulled into their GIF without permission or credit. Facebook responded by acknowledging the problems and pointed out that the app was still in the testing phase to get feedback on the types of problems it needed to correct before it went online. The company said it would postpone the expansion of until the problems were resolved. < p > < p > Facebook says it has solved the attribution problem. On the desktop, it is testing the “attribute” button in the lower left corner of each page. On the mobile end, users can click “bits” to see who created the art, the company said. Privacy Policy