Facebook shuts down three of its apps, including 'Moves' fitness tracking

Jul 04, 2018, 14:23
Facebook shuts down three of its apps, including 'Moves' fitness tracking

Elsewhere, there's Moves. That's another app that works on the premise that you don't really need a fitness tracker on your wrist if you carry your phone around with you everywhere. The only one of the three apps to shut down that is remotely surprising is tbh, given how recently Facebook bought it and how popular it seemed like it might be when it launched.

Net up is tbh (to be honest), an anonymous social media app for teens which Facebook acquired only a year ago. Bier's message suggests not, though he didn't go into further detail about the team or what they might be working on. All the three apps will have their user data deleted within 90 days. 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. The Moves app and Moves API will be deprecated on July 31, so if you use the app or rely on the API for one of your apps, it's time to look for alternatives.

The social-networking giant launched "Hello" in 2015 for Android users in Brazil, the United States and Nigeria, enabling them to combine information from Facebook with contact information on their phone.

In 2014, Facebook purchased Moves, a fitness app that records your daily activity including walking, cycling and running.

The app was later acquired by Facebook in 2017 and is expected to be put to rest in the coming weeks. Facebook said it will be depreciating Hello "in a few weeks".

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.

Last but not least is tbh, an anonymous social media app designed for high school students. 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".

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