Killed by Meta
An Archive of Discontinued Services and Apps By Meta (Previously Facebook)
A social networking app for college students. It was discontinued due to low usage.
Facebook Gaming App
The Facebook Gaming app was a focused, gaming-only experience where you can watch your favorite streamers, play instant games and take part in gaming groups
A feature to standardize the way neighbors connect and share local news and information on Facebook.
Diem(formerly known as Libra)
Diem was a permissioned blockchain-based stablecoin payment system proposed by Facebook/Meta
Facebook Watch Party
A feature that allowed users to watch videos together in real time. It was discontinued due to low usage.
Threads (Initial version)
Threads was built as a standalone app. Threads was a similar idea to Facebook Messenger — it allowed users to send and receive Instagram DMs in a dedicated messaging interface outside of the main app.
Lasso was a short-form video app that allowed users to create and share fun, short videos with effects and filters. It was seen as a competitor to TikTok. However, it was discontinued due to low usage.
Hobbi was an experiment in short-form content creation around personal projects, hobbies and other Pinterest-y content.
Aux was a music app developed by Facebook's NPE team. The app functioned like a virtual DJ, allowing users to share and listen to songs in a group setting. Designed primarily for school-aged children and teenagers, the app was discontinued within a year of its launch.
Bonfire was a group video chat app that let you hang out with your best friends and meet new ones. Despite its innovative idea, the app did not gain traction and was eventually shut down.
Moments was a private photo sharing app that allowed users to share photos with friends and get photos of them from their friends. It was discontinued due to low user numbers.
Facebook M was an AI-powered personal assistant that could complete tasks and find information on your behalf. It was integrated into Facebook Messenger, aiming to revolutionize the way people use the internet, but it was discontinued due to its limited success.
Facebook Friend List Feed
Facebook Friend List Feed was a feature that allowed users to view their news feeds filtered by their friend lists. It was discontinued due to low usage and the complications it added to the user experience.
Facebook Trending was a feature that showed popular topics and hashtags that were currently trending on Facebook. It was discontinued due to changes in how people consume news on Facebook.
Hello was a dialer app that would show information about who was calling and block unwanted calls. It was discontinued due to low usage.
A VPN app that was developed by Facebook in 2010 to help users save data on their mobile devices by routing their traffic through a VPN server.
Moves was a fitness tracking app that allowed users to automatically track their daily walking, cycling, and running. It was discontinued due to low usage.
TBH (To Be Honest) was an anonymous social media app acquired by Facebook in 2017. It was designed for high school students in the US to give anonymous, positive feedback to each other. The app became a viral hit but was shut down less than a year after acquisition.
Facebook Ticker was a real-time feed that displayed the activities of friends such as likes, comments, and shares in the right-hand sidebar of the Facebook homepage. It was removed due to low usage and negative user feedback.
Facebook Lifestage was an app designed for users 21 and under to share photos and videos with other people from their school. It was discontinued due to low usage and its features were integrated into Facebook's main app.
Parse was a suite of backend tools for developers to build apps more quickly. Despite its early success, Facebook announced that it was winding down the Parse platform after deciding to focus resources elsewhere.
Paper was a standalone mobile app created by Facebook, only for iOS, that provided a new way to explore and share stories from friends and the world around you. Despite its innovative UI and high-quality user experience, the app was discontinued and removed from the App Store.
Notify was a standalone app for reading news and receiving notifications from various sources. It was discontinued and its functionality was integrated into Facebook's main platform.
Riff was a creative video-making app where users could collaborate with their friends to create a series of short video clips. It was discontinued due to low usage.
Facebook Creative Labs
Facebook Creative Labs was an initiative by Facebook to promote the development of innovative and experimental apps. Several apps were developed under this initiative, including Slingshot, Rooms, and Riff, but the initiative was shut down due to the lack of substantial success.
Rooms was a standalone app designed to evoke the early days of the web, with anonymous chat rooms based around various themes. Despite its novelty, the app didn't gain enough traction with users and was discontinued.
Slingshot was a Snapchat competitor that allowed users to send short-lived, self-deleting photo and video messages. Despite the novelty of having to 'sling' a photo back to the sender before being able to view the incoming message, the app didn't catch on and was discontinued.
A free version of Facebook that was designed for users in developing countries with limited internet access.
Facebook Gifts was a service that allowed users to purchase gifts for friends directly from Facebook. It was discontinued because it did not fit well with Facebook's strategy of focusing on mobile experiences.
Facebook Sponsored Stories
Facebook Sponsored Stories was a type of Facebook ad that shows a user's interactions, such as a 'like', to the user's friends. It was discontinued due to a class-action lawsuit and privacy concerns.
Poke was another attempt by Facebook to compete with Snapchat. It offered self-deleting messages, pokes, and a host of other features. Like Slingshot, Poke failed to resonate with users and was eventually pulled from the App Store.
Facebook Camera was a standalone app launched by Facebook in May 2012. The app allowed users to edit photos, add filters, and share them on Facebook directly
Facebook Digital Gifts
Facebook Digital Gifts, part of the Facebook Gifts platform, allowed users to purchase and send digital gift cards from various retailers to their friends. The service was discontinued as Facebook shifted focus to other commerce initiatives.
Facebook Email (or Project Titan) was an attempt by Facebook to create an email-like messaging system. However, it did not gain significant traction and was quietly shut down.
Facebook Credits was a virtual currency that enabled people to purchase items in games and non-gaming applications on the Facebook platform. It was phased out in favor of users' local currencies.
Facebook Home was a software suite for Android devices that aimed to integrate Facebook functionality directly into the phone's user interface. It included features like 'Cover Feed' and 'Chat Heads'. However, the software suite did not resonate with users and was discontinued.
Facebook Questions was a feature that allowed users to get recommendations, conduct polls, and learn from people in their network. Despite its utility, it was discontinued due to low usage.
A feature that allowed users to share their current location with friends.
Facebook Deals was a feature that allowed local businesses to offer deals to users who checked in at their locations. It was discontinued due to low usage.
Facebook Beacon was a part of Facebook's advertisement system that sent data from external websites to Facebook, for the purpose of allowing targeted advertisements and allowing users to share their activities with their friends. It was discontinued due to privacy concerns.