In June 2014, Musical.ly co-founder Alex Zhu observed teenagers on a train. Some were wearing headphones and shaking their heads to the beat of the song, while others were filming videos and sharing videos with friends. So Alex Zhu came up with the idea to cross music, video and social network.
The platform for creating a virtual creative studio was launched in the same 2014. The application made it possible to shoot short videos, perform musical hits to the soundtrack, share the fruits of one’s own creativity, communicate, study the creativity of other users, and create creative tandems.
About 500 people downloaded the program on the first day of its appearance. And a year after the creation of Musical.ly, it got into the TOP-10 most downloaded applications of the AppStore.
In 2017, the product was acquired by the Chinese company ByteDance, paying about a billion dollars. The new owner decided to close the karaoke app. The user base has become part of Tik Tok.
Functions and features
Registration in Music.li allows you to:
The program helps to make the recorded video more vivid, professional and of high quality.
The application can be installed on the following devices:
Download and installation
The usual way to download files from the AppStore or the Play Market does not work in the case of Musical.ly, since the application has officially ceased to exist. However, you can still download and use Musical.ly.
You can install Musical.ly for free from third-party resources. To get a torrent, in the search bar of the browser, enter the query “download musicals”. There are enough download links on the net, including on Threshbox.
Both the latest and the old version of the Musical are available for download. Many users more often choose the second one, deleting Tik Tok and new versions of musical.ly.
To be sure that a virus does not enter the device along with the download file, it is recommended to install the application using reliable sources. You can also first download the file to your computer, check it with an antivirus, then transfer it to the desired device.
For mobile device
Before you download musical.ly for free, in the “Security” tab (on Android), check the box “Unknown sources”, confirm the permission to install.
Next, the procedure is as follows:
How to install Musicali on iPhone and Android is described in the video.
For personal computer
First you need to download and install an Android emulator (for example, BlueStacks) on your PC. After downloading, run the utility and select the login through Google Play.
Next, we follow the instructions:
Installation will take no more than 2 minutes. The program shortcut will appear on the desktop.
How to use the application
The installed program is launched by clicking on the icon. To use all the features of the service, you need to register or log in to it (this can be done through an account in other social networks or by phone number).
Fill in the information in the profile, change the profile picture by clicking on the “Change profile” button. To add a photo, video in live recording mode or from the gallery, click on the plus sign (“+”).
Any user can upload a video and share it with the whole world or send a link to a video to a friend.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Musical.ly
The table shows the pros and cons of the application, noted by users.
|Availability of a large number of tools for creating and editing content||Most of the content is in portrait mode|
|Convenient search system||A lot of advertising|
|Adapted to any device||Most download links redirect to TikTok|
|The ability to make the video private and share the link to the clip only with friends||Takes up a lot of memory|
|Availability of competitions from developers||Possible negative comments stop creativity|
|Originality, good design||Frequent malfunctions in operation|
Musical.ly is a platform for creative people from all over the world. Here you can have an interesting time, become the idol of millions of teenagers and not only them.
There are many editing apps on the market (TikTok, Vine). But in terms of functionality, quality and ease of use, according to users, Musical.ly wins.