On Friday February 8, 2019, Recode wrote:
Uncovering and clarifying how our digital world is changing — and changing us.
Facebook is still trying to figure out what kind of apps young people want to use.
The team was alerted late last week that multiple projects — including a meme app called LOL aimed at high school kids — will be shuttered, and many members of Facebook’s youth team will instead start working on Messenger Kids, according to two sources.
Other than Instagram, which it acquired, and Stories, which it copied from Snapchat, Facebook hasn’t had a breakout hit with teens since, well, Facebook.