Facebook has announced it is shutting down three apps that the company either launched itself or acquired from other companies over the last four years.

"Moves", "tbh", and the Android-only "Hello" all face the chop as part of the company's latest app cull. Facebook says the apps are being shuttered because of low usage.

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Activity tracking app Moves was popular at the time of its acquisition

Fitness tracking app Moves was bought in 2014 from Helsinki-based company ProtoGeo Oy for an undisclosed amount. The app records daily activity, including walking, cycling, and running. Moves will shut down on July 31.

British-based Midnight Labs sold its anonymous teen social media app tbh to the social network in 2017 for an undisclosed sum, although TechCrunch reported that the price paid was likely less than $100 million.

Facebook says all user data associated with the apps will be deleted within 90 days following shutdown.

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. 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.

Facebook's last app cull came in August 2017, when it removed two standalone apps from the iOS App Store: the high school chat app "Lifestage" and community-focused gathering place "Groups".

Top Rated Comments

honglong1976 Avatar
78 months ago
What a shame, moves was really good. This could explain the lack of updates in 2 years though.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nickjd331 Avatar
78 months ago
Moves was great. Used it to track everything from my mountain hikes, to reminding me where good pubs are that I stumbled upon! Until it started crashing and deleting my data in the last few months.

Closing down to "Low Usage" is a stupid statement. It was a very popular app, but gradually lost users due to Facebook breaking it. It's not hard to see why people stopped using an app they loved when you look at all the disgruntled reviews from people complaining how it's no longer useable. Fix it up and maybe some of that usage will return.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
78 months ago
Facebook in general has low usage, just the boomers remain because they’re always last to the platform anyway. Seems most have moved on... past its heyday for sure.

I’m still a huge fan of Instagram, which they pay little attention too- and that’s probably a good thing.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iGobbleoff Avatar
78 months ago
I love Moves also. Reminds me where I was on a boozy night
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sobri Avatar
78 months ago
For those looking for a Moves replacement: There's Arc App ('https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arc-app-location-activity/id1063151918?mt=8'), which was built specifically as a Moves alternative.

It should feel familiar and easy to use for anyone who's familiar with Moves.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AJACs3 Avatar
78 months ago
I used Moves exstensively when it came out. I stopped using it when Facebook took it over. I didn’t want to hand them that level of personal data.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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