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Facebook’s latest experiment is Hobbi, an app to document your personal projects

Facebook is adding another app to its group of experimental projects from the NPE Team, an initiative it announced last year focused on rapidly trying out new ideas in social to see how users react. This week, the team released its fourth app experiment with the launch of Hobbi, a photo and video sharing app designed for documenting your personal projects and hobbies.

Though Hobbi takes obvious cues from Pinterest, it’s not just a pinboard of inspirational ideas. Instead, the app is designed to help hobbyists organize photos of their own projects into themed collections — like gardening, cooking, arts & crafts, décor and more. The idea is to track the progress you’re making over time.

There’s not a social networking component to the app beyond being able to create video highlight reels you could share externally with friends after your projects are complete.

In that sense, Hobbi is more like an editor and organizer than any sort of new social network.

It’s also a very simple app with limited controls or editing options, compared with something like Instagram’s more robust Stories editor, for instance.

It’s interesting, however, that Hobbi’s launch follows shortly after that of Tangi, an app from Google’s Area …read more

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