Facebook To Shut Down Three Apps, Including Recently Launched Tbh

Facebook to shutter three of its mobile applications, including ‘Moves’ fitness tracking

Another Facebook acquisition, Moves has been under Facebook control since 2014, but there are plenty of other apps that do similar things now - including Google Fit which is bundled with most Android phones - and it's safe to say that Facebook hasn't been putting much of its full marketing grunt behind it.

Facebook launched Hello in 2015 as a way for people using Android in Brazil, Nigeria and the United States to combine contact information on their phone with information from Facebook.

Facebook also reassures users that user data from all the apps will also be deleted within 90 days.

In 2014, the company bought fitness app Moves, which tracks activities like walking and running. The newest announcement out of Facebook, though, is that it's sunsetting three apps that ended up not getting much traction inside the 2.2 billion user-strong network.

The app officially launched last August, and Facebook bought it for less than $100 million in October, according to TechCrunch.

"We regularly review our apps to assess which ones people value most". Facebook will be "deprecating" Hello in a few weeks, we're told. Moves was a popular fitness tracking app that showed users their daily calorie burn based on the types of movements they performed.

Facebook said it knows that some people are still using these apps and will be disappointed to learn they are going away but they need to prioritize their work so they don't spread themselves too thin.

One, an anonymous social media app aimed at teenagers called tbh, is less than one year old.

Following the deal, tbh's four co-creators Nikita Bier, Erik Hazzard, Kyle Zaragoza, and Nicolas Ducdodon joined Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters. The reason for closing all three apps was "low usage". "And it's only by trial and error that we'll create great social experiences for people". It let users create quizzes their friends could vote on, and you can see how it worked in practice here.



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