Facebook buys popular teen mobile app TBH for an undisclosed price

Lena Tucker
October 18, 2017

Facebook's new messaging app is all about teenagers.

As everyone has probably guessed, tbh stands for "to be honest".

Each question is review by the tbh team before the user can send it out.

The tbh app is designed around teenagers, who send positive feedback to one another by answering some anonymous, quiz-style polls.

Since the app got officially launched in August, it captured more than 1 billion poll answers out of which majority was of teens and high school students.

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

By "emotional needs", they refer to the support that users require to address such serious disorders as depression and the help they need to build better relationships. "Most of all, we were compelled by the ways they could help us realize tbh's vision and bring it to more people". But it will have more resources owing to Facebook.

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, there's no word on when the acquisition actually took place. The app's FAQ says that the team now has no plans to monetize tbh, but when they do they said that they will be "soliciting feedback from the community to make sure it complements the experience".

"As part of the deal, tbh's four co-creators - Bier, Erik Hazzard, Kyle Zaragoza and Nicolas Ducdodon - will join Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters while continuing to grow their app", the report added. The questions cover such things as notes of affection ("I will marry them"), straightforward compliments ("Freckles on fleek"), endorsements and sarcasm ("Would drive to your house and wake you up to tell you who finally texted back").

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