Facebook shuts down its Lifestage app for teenagers

Remember Lifestage? Yeah, neither do we. It's a teen-oriented app, which launched in August last year. Its basic premise was to have users fill a small portfolio of videos that show “who they are” — you were asked to record a mini clip of you being sad, mad, happy, with your best friend, you know — the works.

The app was probably supposed to be a Snapchat competitor, as its features are reminiscent to the story and disappearing photos format, just with a different twist to them. However, it barely took off and Facebook has finally pulled the plug on it today.

For the past months, Facebook has found another way to violently step on Snapchat's toes — it added Stories to Instagram, Messenger, and the main Facebook app, introduced ephemeral messages, and introduced Lens-like virtual masks to all three apps. In the mean time, Lifestage and its original ideas were forgotten in the app store wasteland. We can see why the plug was pulled. Sorry to the 10 people who were using it!

via: TechRadar


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