Facebook has announced that it is shutting down Hello, Moves, and tbh, due to the apps’ low usages. The social media giant said that user data from all three of the services will be deleted within 90 days. The firm acknowledged that people used the services but that it had to make this decision after it assessed its priorities.
Perhaps the most well-known of these services was Moves, which Facebook bought in 2014. Moves was a fitness app that recorded daily activity such as walking, cycling, and running. 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.
Hello was launched in 2015 in just three markets, Brazil, the U.S., and Nigeria. Hello let users combine information from Facebook with contact information on their phone, giving more context about your contacts - this feature will be deprecated in a few weeks.
The last item on the to-be-axed list is tbh. Facebook acquired tbh last year - if you’ve not heard of it before, it’s an anonymous social media app aimed at high school students in the U.S. that encouraged teens to be nice towards each other.
Due to the fact that these services were only available in a few markets, and that relatively few people use them, it’s not likely that they’ll be greatly missed.
Let us know in the comments whether you’re still using these services, or whether you’ve even heard of them before!