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Facebook buys anonymous teen compliment app TBH

SeattlePI.com Tuesday, 17 October 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has bought TBH, a teen-focused app that lets people give anonymous compliments to each other through polls and messages. Facebook on Tuesday confirmed the purchase, announced on TBH's blog, but did not say how much it paid. TBH, internet-slang short for "to be honest," says more than 5 million people have downloaded its app since it launched on Aug. 3. TBH, which is only available for Apple devices at the moment, will continue to exist as a stand-alone app. Facebook, based in Menlo Park, California, also owns Instagram and WhatsApp and has tried and failed to buy Snapchat several years ago.
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News video: Facebook acquired viral teen app 'tbh'

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Facebook said in a statement Facebook has acquired the app, which has been in the App Store's top ten for weeks. 'tbh' raked in over 2 million downloads in its first month and now boasts a total of 5 million users. What's so great about it? 'tbh' is geared toward middle and high school students and...

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