(CelebrityAccess) Facebook has announced it is sunsetting three apps it has recently adopted: Hello, Moves and tbh.
“We regularly review our apps to assess which ones people value most. Sometimes this means closing an app and its accompanying APIs,” Facebook said in a statement. “We know some people are still using these apps and will be disappointed – and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support. But we need to prioritize our work so we don’t spread ourselves too thin. And it’s only by trial and error that we’ll create great social experiences for people.”
Although Facebook has had its share of troubles lately – including the recent announcement that a bug unblocked 800,000 people that users had blocked – this announcement is apparently not an indication of further misfortune but, rather, a common spring cleaning, according to TechCrunch. Hello had had only 570,000 downloads, according to Sensor Tower, social/fitness app Moves did not gather many users after the FB purchase, and tbh, an app geared toward teens, was fresh when it was purchased in October and is currently ranked 205 in social networking by AppAnnie.
TechCrunch said that Facebook, which has 2.2 billion users and operates on grand scales, has shuttered several apps that underperformed like personal assistance app M, Groups, and its Snapchat clone, Lifestage. It also recently announced it is shuttering several APIs.
Hello was an app that could tell a user who was requesting a Facetime / Messenger call but was only for Android and only worked in the U.S., Nigeria and Brazil. The tbh chat allowed teens to give each other anonymous compliments.