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Facebook buys popular teen mobile app TBH for an undisclosed price

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Derrick Tucker | 18 October, 2017, 00:56

Anonymous teen compliment app tbh has been acquired by Facebook and will now be used as its next Instagram.

As per the reports, Facebook has paid under $100 million for the startup app. In a way tbh prevents people from writing spiteful comments and cyberbullying.

The app lets people anonymously answer kind-hearted multiple-choice questions about friends who then receives the poll results as compliments.

The Polling in this tbh app is quite interesting as the more people pick up the survey, the more questions you will be able to send out to them or to your friends. Last month, the app hit the top of Apple's free downloads chart in the App Store. This suggests that tbh's widely recognized name and distinctive style persuaded Facebook that it would be better off buying tbh than trying to clone its functionality - something that Facebook's coders could easily do in a very short space of time.

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They add that this move is flawless not only to reach more people but also to accomplish their app's objective.

Facebook spokeswoman Vanessa Chan has said in a statement, "tbh and Facebook share a common goal - of building community and enabling people to share in ways that bring us closer together". However, the current decade is about fulfilling emotional needs of people. The only difference is that they have access to more resources because of Facebook.

Tbh (as in "to be honest") is geared toward teenagers, and has been a viral hit in the USA, achieving 5 million downloads and generating 1 billion messages in just two months. "Most of all, we were compelled by the ways they could help us realise tbh's vision and bring it to more people", "tbh" said.

While not a money-maker, the fact that the tbh app attracted such a youthful audience is likely one reason Facebook fb was interested.

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