Facebook Shuts down 3 of Its Own Apps Because of Low Usage

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When stuff doesn’t perform the way you expected them to, you have two options, shut them down, or tweak them up a little bit.

The decision you make depends solely on your will.

Recently, Facebook has announced it is shutting down three apps due to low usage. These three apps include Moves, TBH and Hello.

In case you don’t know about these apps here’s a little information about them.


Facebook launched Hello in 2015 for people using Android in Brazil, the US, and Nigeria. The app enables people to combine information from Facebook with contact information on their phone. But due to low usage, Facebook will be deprecating Hello in few weeks.

Moves is a fitness app that Facebook bought in 2014. The app records users’ daily activity — including walking, cycling and running. Facebook said it will be taking out Moves app and Moves API on July 31.

TBH was acquireed by Facebook in 2017. It’s an anonymous social media app for high school students in the US.

According to Facebook, the user data from all three of these apps will be deleted from their data centers within 90 days.

Here’s Facebook’s comment concerning their decision: “We regularly review our apps to assess which ones people value most. Sometimes this means closing an app and its accompanying APIs. 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.”

The social media giant said the reason behind their decision to kill these apps instead of tweaking and working on them is to allow them to prioritize their work and to prevent spreading itself too thin.

Finally, “it’s only by trial and error that we’ll create great social experiences for people.”


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