That's even though Facebook says it will scrub the user data from all three apps within 90 days. Moves will shutdown on July 31st. 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. 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 social-networking giant launched "Hello" in 2015 for Android users in Brazil, the USA and Nigeria, enabling them to combine information from Facebook with contact information on their phone. The apps will be shut down at various stages, with Hello expected to be deprecated in the next few weeks, while Moves will deprecate on the 31st of July. The Android-only app allowed people in Brazil, the US, and Nigeria to combine their Facebook information with their phone's contact information. It allowed users to combine contact details on their phone with information from Facebook.
"We regularly review our apps to assess which ones people value most", the post reads.
The last item on the to-be-axed list is tbh.
Launched in 2014, the fitness app "Moves" was curated to record the daily physical activities of users, including walking, cycling and running.
Facebook acquired Moves in 2014, Hello in 2015 and tbh in 2017. It let users create quizzes their friends could vote on, and you can see how it worked in practice here. "Sometimes this means closing an app and its accompanying APIs", the company said in a blog post about the closures. 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", the social networking and advertising giant said in its announcement.
Tbh ("to be honest") was downloaded 5 million times in the U.S. in its first nine weeks, before being bought by Facebook for an undisclosed sum.