Facebook a well-known social networking platform has a number of its features or apps being launched every year. The company is always on the lookout to woo its users as well as enthrall their experience. The social media had recently developed a video-focused app for its users under 21. This app has recently been declared dead by Facebook as it has got a lot of criticism and bad reviews from the users.
It hasn’t even been a year since the app is launched. The app was basically developed to connect a number of students belonging to the same school and university. The posts on the app will be visible to all the students. The app was named “Lifestage.” It had faced a number of negative reviews owing to the privacy control limitations and complicated user interface. Though the app had to be shut down, the company agrees to have learned a lot from it.
The app had been developed by a teenaged product manager for the iOS App Store at the end of August 2016. Lifestage had its members encouraged for answering personal questions by various means such as filming video replies. These members were then rewarded with graphic emojis. In order to be a member of the app, the user had to be aged below or up to 21. Once a member, the users can access others’ profiles. However, the older people could also register using false birth dates proving the software to have a weak privacy quality.
The app expanded to the Android devices but it never gained throng adoption. The list of other Facebook apps that have been listed out due to various reasons include:
Notify – news story notifications from various publishers displayed
Poke – that helped send messages to friends who disappear
Rooms – an app to discuss the thoughts and media without true identity revelation.
Slingshot – a messaging app that lets one draw on the videos and photos sent to each other
Groups – a mode of engaging with communities having similar interest or even arranging events with friends and families
Paper – news reading app that later formed the base of Facebook’s Instant Article
Riff – a video-sharing service that lets one add on to the clips sent by friends