Teens to behave nicely, Facebook buys app with 5M downloads

Janie Parker
October 18, 2017

In the past nine weeks, tbh had achieved 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users through its app.

TBH, which is available only for Apple devices at the moment, will continue to exist as a stand-alone app. When we met with Facebook, we realized that we shared numerous same core values about connecting people through positive interactions.

For instance, there'll be questions such as "Who has the best smile?" with a set of answers based on the entries of people that the user loaded to the app. According to the website TechCrunch, Facebook paid for the startup at least $100 million, so she does not have to obtain approval from regulatory authorities. Users are alerted every time someone picks them in a poll, and each vote earns them a gem that functions as a sort of in-app currency to unlock new questions. Moreover, the four-person team of tbh would be Facebook employees. For any further need, you can take notes. The social-networking company has tested and shuttered several game-like apps targeted to young people, after being rebuffed in a bid to purchase Snapchat years ago.

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Perhaps most clearly, TBH is yet another channel where Facebook can command the time and attention of young people.

Facebook said in a statement, "We're impressed by the way tbh is doing this by using polling and messaging, and with Facebook's resources tbh can continue to expand and build positive experiences". The acquisition also eliminates a nascent competitor. "While the last decade of the Internet has been focused on open communication, the next milestone will be around meeting people's emotional needs".

"When we met with Facebook, we realized that we shared numerous same core values about connecting people through positive interactions". The social networking giant, on the other hand, stated that both tbh and Facebook are guided by a common goal of building a community and empowering people to share in ways that bring them closer together.

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