Facebook Buys Hit Teen Poll App

Facebook has bought tbh, the anonymous app loved by teens

(FB) has acquired anonymous social networking app tbh for an undisclosed sum and plans to operate it as a standalone app.

Facebook has locked its sights on teens around the world with the purchase of tbh, a polling app that has been a huge hit with under-twenties.

Like other messaging apps such as Yik Yak, Sarahah and Secret, tbh's users can interact with each other anonymously. Poll winners receive the poll results as compliments, consistent with the app's strapline: "See who likes you".

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If we talk about the data, the app has already crossed 5 Million downloads in just two months.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Facebook spokeswoman Vanessa Chan told Business Insider on Monday that tbh's four cofounders (Nikita Bier, Erik Hazzard, Kyle Zaragoza and Nicolas Ducdodon) will move out of the startup's Oakland, California office to work in Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters.

Sounds like a win-win situation for Facebook and TBH. "We felt that people craved genuine and positive interactions in their online experiences", "tbh" said in a statement.

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They were compelled to sell the company after determining the ways the social media giant could help them. tbh stated Facebook would help realize their vision and give exposure to more people.

Techcrunch reported that Facebook paid less than $100 million for the acquisition and the deal will not require any regulatory approval. TBH believes that it holds similar values to Facebook and is hopeful that the acquisition will help to bring its message to more people. This will bring more familiar environment for everyone so they can discuss things according to the requirements of its users and other employees of Facebook.

However, one expert commented that Facebook keeps a close eye over new companies and is willing to pay a premium to buy them rather than risk them developing into a threat.

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