Tech & Science Facebook is shuttering a bunch of its apps you didn’t bother to use

16:02  03 july  2018
16:02  03 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Facebook is shuttering a bunch of its apps you didn ' t bother to use . Abhimanyu Ghoshal.

Facebook is shuttering a bunch of its apps you didn ' t bother to use . Abhimanyu Ghoshal.

  Facebook is shuttering a bunch of its apps you didn’t bother to use © Provided by The Next Web Facebook announced today that it’s killing off three mobile apps that folks didn’t care much about: Hello, Moves, and tbh.

Don’t worry if you didn’t know about these before. Hello was only available in Brazil, Nigeria, and the US and meant to replace your Android dialer. Moves was designed to record your fitness activity, similar to scores of other apps. And tbh’s anonymous social network for high school students in the US was acquired just eight months ago.

The company noted that it’s sunsetting these apps because they weren’t being used much, and because it needs to prioritize its efforts on issues and services that matter to its core audience. It’s also promised to delete user data from its servers within 90 days of shutting down those apps in the next few weeks.

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You shouldn’t have bothered trying to quit. It ’ s too late; your martyrdom won’t change anything – and chances are it probably didn ’ t work anyway. In a bid to win users in parts of the world where internet connections are still slow, Facebook has actually released a data-efficient version of its app .

Apps . Gadgets. Reviews. Facebook is very good at making it difficult to leave its soul-sucking ecosystem. To truly delete your account you have to navigate your way through a bunch of garbage options before you are finally presented the real chance to make an escape.

The move will affect a small number of people who rely on these apps. It’s probably not worth the effort of updating privacy policies and practices, as well as keeping them secure, if people aren’t using them much. Plus, there are many options available to folks looking for replacements.

Facebook tops most downloaded apps of all time .
Facebook is the most downloaded app ever for Apple iPhones. The Apple iTunes App Store turns 10 on July 10, and to celebrate, market research firm AppAnnie compiled a list marking the trends of the last decade, including the most downloaded apps, the most money spent on them and the market share disparity between Apple's iOS operating system and Google's Android.

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