Facebook has announced it is shutting down its fitness app “Moves”, Android app “Hello” and anonymous social media app “tbh”.
Facebook is deprecating these apps due to low usage, the company wrote in a blog post late on Monday.
Launched in 2014, the fitness app “Moves” was curated to record the daily physical activities of users, including walking, cycling and running. The app would be put to halt on July 31.
The social-networking giant launched “Hello” in 2015 for Android users in Brazil, the US and Nigeria, enabling them to combine information from Facebook with contact information on their phone. “Hello” would shut down in “in a few weeks.”
Facebook’s product manager Nikita Bier co-founded “tbh”, an abbreviated millennial slang expanding into “to be honest” as an anonymous social media app for high school students in the US.
The app was later acquired by Facebook in 2017 and is expected to be put to rest in the coming weeks.
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal earlier this month, the social media giant is “recruiting dozens of financial firms and online merchants” towards its cryptocurrency-based system that would use a digital coin similar to Bitcoin.
The New York Times reported in February that Facebook had a team of 50 people working on its virtual currency project.
In a public interview with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain in February, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is “potentially interested” in putting the Facebook login on the Blockchain technology.
According to Zuckerberg, Blockchain could give users more powers when granting data access to third-party apps. (IANS)