Earlier this week, Facebook confirmed on its blog that it will discontinue three mobile applications. You may not have heard of them, and that’s exactly why they’re reaching the end of life.
Facebook is still the king of social media and messaging, but not all its apps are widely successful. To focus more energy on what has worked, the social media company will soon discontinue three apps: Hello, tbh and Moves. Hello and tbh will be discontinued some time in the next few weeks, while Moves will shut down at the end of the month. Having the app installed won’t help since app functions won’t operate.
For those unfamiliar, Hello is an Android dialer app that would allow users to combine contact information from Facebook with that stored in one’s phone. Moves was an acquired fitness app that allowed users to record physical activity such as walking, cycling and running. The app tbh is more new having only been acquired by Facebook last year. It is an anonymous social media app, but availability has been limited and never once expanded.
With all three apps to be ripped from app stores very soon, Facebook will be left with only its more successful apps to update and support. I think the three apps were a waste of Facebook’s time and money despite some users. Hopefully the decision will drive more improvements for the apps most of us use daily.
Have any of you used these apps before?