Facebook launches Tuned, a scrapbook messaging app just for couples (with iPhones)

Every now and then, Facebook lets out an idea for an app through its New Product Experimentation Team (NPE). The team was previously responsible for a meme-creation app called Whale and a Pinterest-like app Hobbi. Now its latest venture is a scrapbook messaging app Tuned, meant only for you and your partner.

Tuned is more than just straight-up messaging, it lets you create a scrapbook-like feed that you can use to easily review memories with your significant other. Aside from the basics like sending photos, you can send voice notes, cards, notes, and custom stickers. You can also connect your Spotify account to share playlists and set your mood like the messaging apps of old. Here’s how Facebook describes it:

“A private space where you and your significant other can just be yourselves. With Tuned, you can be as mushy, quirky, and silly as you are together in person, even when you’re apart. Creatively express your love, share your mood, exchange music, and build a digital scrapbook of your special moments. Tuned is built by the NPE Team, from Facebook.”

While Tuned probably isn’t much use to couples currently quarantining with each other, it would help those who have been separated by the current pandemic feel a little closer. The app appears more expressive than the typical chat app, though whether people could be bothered to install yet another messaging app is another story.

Oh, also, it’s only available on iOS right now. I mean, no one cool would date someone using Android.


Thomas Burn is a blogger, digital marketing expert and working with Techlofy. Being a social media enthusiast, he believes in the power of writing.

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