Facebook has bought tbh app focuses on the US Teens

Steve Phelps
October 18, 2017

That means they won't have their own building and email addresses, which is in contrast with the situation of teams for other Facebook-owned entities such as Instagram and WhatsApp.

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.

If we talk about the data, the app has already crossed 5 Million downloads in just two months. On Monday, hit app TBH announced that Facebook is acquiring it. The user can unlock and send more questions depending on how often he or she has been picked to answer a question. The app is hitting the U.S. and attracting teenagers. "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. Once confirmed, you will be able to share the poll between your friends and other users of this app. The app generates positive and kind-hearted poll topics, such as "has the most integrity", or "best shoulder to cry on", and then selects four people from a user's uploaded contacts to select from. The teen-focused app, which is currently only available in a handful of states in the USA, has been the number one free app in the iOS App Store for more than three weeks now.

Twitter promises 'new rules' after women hold day-long boycott
Twitter has been criticized for its somewhat ambiguous policies over the years over what is free speech and what is abusive. So now when Twitter shuts down McGowan to raise her voice against alleged rape, the Twitter users seems disappointed.

"When we met with Facebook, we realized that we shared numerous same core values about connecting people through positive interactions", the tbh team said in a statement. "We felt that people craved genuine and positive interactions in their online experiences", "tbh" said in a statement.

Although teenagers apparently love anonymously ranking people they know without any controversy, it's unclear if Midnight Labs, the app's parent company, could ever make money on the service.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER