New Product Experimentation (NPE) Blog

A community of entrepreneurs at Facebook testing new standalone experiences.

Product Update

Tuned Update – Available on Android & New Tools

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Introducing BARS – A New Beta Test Empowering Rappers to Create and Share

BARS is a new iOS app for aspiring rappers to create and share their art. Join the closed beta and record over a beat.

Collab Update – Now Everyone in the US Can Band Together – free your creativity is a platform for freeform creative expression. With, you can create zine-like, freeform pages from your phone and share them on the web.

Forecast Update: Making Forecast Publicly Available in the US and Canada

Why We Build with Proximity

We’re building new experimental products with the goal to meaningfully improve people’s lives. And we believe we’ll increase the odds of our products’ success if we build from a place of proximity.

Updating Tuned – New Ways for Couples to Stay Connected

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A message from Ime Archibong, Head of New Product Experimentation.

Updating Whale – Bigger Whale, better ways to meme

With this new release, Whale aims to bring even more humor to your fingertips. We’ve added private meme groups, support for GIF memes, new top meme templates and more.

Updating Venue – New Sport, New Live Companion Experiences