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Facebook discontinues Creative Labs; removes Riff, Rooms, Slingshot apps

  • Facebook has announced
    that it will be shutting its Creative Labs division, which made apps like
    Slingshot, Rooms, and Riff,
    Gadgets360
    reported.
  •  
  • The company, besides
    curtailing the two-year old initiative, has also removed the three apps from

    • Facebook has announced
      that it will be shutting its Creative Labs division, which made apps like
      Slingshot, Rooms, and Riff,
      Gadgets360
      reported.
    •  
    • The company, besides
      curtailing the two-year old initiative, has also removed the three apps from
      Google Play and the App Store.
    •  
    • According to
      Facebook, most of the features from Slingshot, Rooms, and Riff were already
      been integrated in Facebook app and Messenger. “Since their launches,
      we’ve incorporated elements of Slingshot, Riff, and Rooms into the Facebook for
      iOS and Android apps,” a company spokesperson told the
      Verge.
    •  
    • “We haven’t
      updated these apps in some time and we’ve decided to officially end support by
      removing them from the App Store and Google Play.”
    •  
    • The Menlo Park,
      California-based company adds that the Slingshot and Riff app will continue to
      work for those who already have downloaded it. The company says that no one has
      been laid off after the division’s shut down.
    •  
    • The Slingshot app by
      Facebook launched in June last year, was said to rival Snapchat, another
      ephemeral messaging app. While the social networking giant’s Riff collaborative
      video making app launched in April this year, the Rooms app arrived in October
      last year. The app enabled users to create ‘rooms’ with a specific topic, and get
      involved in discussions using nicknames, instead of their real names. 

     

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