Given the popularity of Snapchat and other messaging apps, a number of startups have been coming out with their own takes on mobile messaging. One of the latest to do so is Samba, which has just launched its namesake messaging app for iOS.
Like the aptly named React Messenger, which was released last November, Samba is about messaging with reactions. But unlike React Messenger, which essentially attaches a reaction selfie with every message, Samba automatically records and sends reactions shots.
With Samba, you record a short video à la Vine and flick it up to send to a friend. Then, as your friend watches your video message, his or her reaction is automatically recorded and sent to you.If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here.
“With Samba, the message and the response turn into an immediate, rich and engaging conversation,” the Samba team notes. “No word or emoticon can compete with a genuine facial expression. With Samba you get real reactions in real-time.”
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