It has only been a couple of days since Facebook announced that third-party app integration would be added to the social chat app. There are already dozens of GIF makers, custom avatar creators, and special sticker add-ons to bombard your friends and family with hilarity.
Ditty is a third-party Facebook Messenger app that turns what you write into music. Pick a song, type out your message, and watch it transform into a musical. The next time you want to cheer someone up, do it with a song set to your own, personalized lyrics.
Once you’ve installed Ditty on your iPhone, it will be available in your “More” tab in Facebook Messenger. Select it to begin. There are 10 free songs, plus 16 additional songs that can be purchased for $0.99 each. Free songs are familiar and basic, like “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and “Hallelujah.” The paid songs include some classic hits, like “I Fought the Law” and “The Gambler.” The selection is far from big. However, I’m sure the content will grow as this app’s popularity does.
Once you’ve picked a song, enter your message. You can include up to 70 characters for one song. The process of creating the customized song can take a while sometimes. However, most of the times that I tried it, the song loaded quick enough.
The app will add the words you’ve written to video that is approximately 20 seconds long. As the music plays, the words will appear on screen. A very electronic voice will also sing along to the song using your words.
After you’ve previewed the song, you can send it to someone through Messenger. You can also save it to your camera roll so you can share it with someone that doesn’t even use Messenger.
Sure, it is a silly little feature, but I had a lot of fun with it. I noticed that songs are funnier, the shorter your message is. The words will never properly match up with the song, so using a short sentence makes the whole thing a little bit funnier.
Ditty is free to download and available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can download it in the App Store today, or grab it from inside the Messenger app.