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Facebook is still trying to figure out what teens are interested in

Facebook is still trying to figure out what teens are interested in

Facebook is restructuring its "youth team," shutting down its new teen meme app LOL, and doubling down on Messenger Kids.
February 8th, 2019|Tags: |

On Friday February 8, 2019, Recode wrote:
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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.

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