Back in the 90’s, before all this newfangled technology, we used to lip-sync to NSYNC into hairbrush microphones.
Now, the newest revolution in shamelessly lip-syncing anything and everything is here. And embarrassing yourself is better than ever.
Say hello to Dubsmash.
Dubsmash has the convenience of GIF Keyboard, the ease of Snapchat and the addictiveness of Vine. It’s an app that provides you with hundreds of soundbites, as well as a way to make your own. You can then record yourself lip syncing to these sounds and then, if you dare, send it to all your friends.
From songs like “Blank Space” to one-liners from The Dark Knight to obscure lines from shows like IT Crowd, pretty much anything you find will produce hilarious results.
It’s basically what we’ve all been doing on Vine and Snapchat for as long as they’ve been around. But easier, clearer, and way more addicting.
The app was launched this past November by three German dudes – Jonas Drüppel, Roland Gronke, and Daniel Taschik. It hit number one on the ‘app charts’ just seven days later in Germany, proving to be an instant hit.
But while Dubsmash took just one week to skyrocket up the charts, the app itself has gone through three re-designs. In mid-2013, Drüppel, Gronke and Taschik first started their work in what I can only imagine is some underground super secret app-making think-tank with German techno overhead. (isn’t that how all apps are made?)
They started with an app that let you make your own music videos, which proved to be too limiting and complicated. Still, they knew they were on to something awesome.
And thus Dubsmash was born.
You’ve probably seen the “Dubsmash” watermark on a few videos you’ve swiped past on your Instagram feed. But it’s still not too late to be the app hipster who shows all their friends this ‘awesome new app’ you found.
Whatever you choose to do with it, moral of the story is that it’s time to try it out. Plus it’s free, so the only thing you’ll spend on it will be hours of your life.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who have way too much fun lip-syncing to songs and Frank Underwood quotes, and those who don’t.
Which one are you going to be?
Click here to download Dubsmash.