Facebook Has Bought TBH, An App For Teens That's Gone Viral Overnight

Tbh app

"Over the last few weeks, over 5 million people have downloaded tbh and sent over a billion messages".

The app will continue operating as a standalone app under Facebook, a Facebook spokeswoman told The Wall Street Journal.

The amount of the deal hasn't been disclosed, but according to TechCrunch, it's "less than $100 million and won't require any regulatory approval". 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". The app has becoming more popular day by day in the United States specially for teenagers. The polls come in bundles of 15 questions, and users select the person they have in mind from four choices.

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.

Tbh, which takes its name from the texting abbreviation for "to be honest", is not the first anonymous app popular with teens, but unlike Yik Yak or Whisper, tbh uses anonymity to let teens be nice to one another.

As with its purchase of Instagram, which has recently mimicked several of competitor Snapchat's features, Facebook appears intent on capturing the new ways that young people are communicating online. TBH's insistence on positivity - and its social interactions that hinge not only on creating permanent, searchable, self-identifying posts, but also on offering anonymous compliments - may also play into Facebook's latest mission to build a sense of community. The only difference is that they have access to more resources because of Facebook.

"When we met with Facebook, we realized that we shared numerous same core values about connecting people through positive interactions".

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