Facebook is Shutting Down Hello, tbh, and Moves Apps

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

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

They might have made up some excuse or PR-sounding reason for shutting three apps down, but it looks like Facebook is opting for the most honest one. Facebook acquired tbh past year - if you've not heard of it before, it's an anonymous social media app aimed at high school students in the USA that encouraged teens to be nice towards each other. Also like any other huge corporation, Facebook sometimes abandons those companies shortly thereafter without doing much with what they had to offer.

The company said it would be deleting the user data from all the apps over the next three months. Like Moves, Android dialers are hardly difficult to come by, and the Facebook-branded version struggled to offer much more than what was readily available elsewhere. Hello is an Android app that Facebook launched three years ago in just three countries: Brazil, Nigeria, and the United States.

For closing dates, Facebook says Hello will be shut down in a few weeks, Moves will close on July 31, but the company didn't provide exact details for tbh.

Facebook is deprecating these apps due to low usage, the company wrote in a blog post late on Monday. It records your daily activity - including walking, cycling and running.

The last item on the to-be-axed list is tbh. The app was first launched in 2013 and Facebook acquired it back in 2014.

While its Instagram app is popular with younger users, Facebook continues to keep a close eye on emerging teen apps to better understand what resonates with the demographic, according to Thomas Husson, vice president at research firm Forrester.

Let us know in the comments whether you're still using these services, or whether you've even heard of them before!

Facebook shares that they regularly review their own apps as well as the ones the acquire so they don't spread themselves too thin maintaining a thousand ones when only a handful are actually being used. "And it's only by trial and error that we'll create great social experiences for people".

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