Zuckerberg’s Facebook has recently acquired tbh, an anonymous polling app for teenagers which has over 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in the United States. The polling app lets teenagers anonymously answer kind-hearted, multiple-choice questions about friends, who then receive the poll results as compliments, these polling applications include questions relating to teenage life and other related stuff.
The spokesperson from tbh stated that “When we set out to build tbh, we wanted to create a community that made us feel happier and more confident about ourselves. We felt that people craved genuine and positive interactions in their online experiences.” further added that “Over the last few weeks, over 5 million people have downloaded tbh and sent over a billion messages. More importantly, we’ve been inspired by the countless stories where tbh helped people recover from depression and form better relationships with friends,”
According to TechCrunch report, financial terms and the actual amount is not yet disclosed by any of the two companies, it might be somewhere around less than $100 million (Rs. 649.1 crores) and will not require regulatory approval.
While talking to media person, tbh mentioned that “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, when we met with Facebook, we realized that we shared many of the same core values about connecting people through positive interactions. Most of all, we were compelled by the ways they could help us realize tbh’s vision and bring it to more people.”
Apart from this, both the companies have shared a common goal of building community and enabling people to share in ways that bring us closer together.