Facebook is shutting down it's small and underrated apps which were nothing more than an unsuccessful attempt to allure the users. The company is pulling its teen targeted apps Lifestage app along with the Facebook supported Groups app. Both the apps are built by the Facebook, the Lifestag was introduced to rival the Snapchat and the Groups was launched in 2014 to help the users to explore Facebook groups.
The Groups app is developed for the Facebook users to easily explore and connect to various Facebook groups. The app is finally withdrawn by the company from the store and also confirmed that they are killing the apps. The Groups app was not much popular and didn't perform well in terms of features. The app was getting too many bugs with the time and the social media giant didn't seem interested in fixing the bugs.
According to a spokesperson of the company, the team wants to provide the enhancement and improvements on the groups to the user within the Facebook app instead of the supported apps.
The Groups app failed miserably because it didn't help the users the way it should be. There was no news feed, the app only shows post updates and status updates of the groups. The groups were not even categorized only updates will show on the screen and refreshed frequently. The app already has been removed from the store and will discontinue working from September 1st, as Facebook announces.
Along with this, the company is also saying goodbye to the Lifestage app. The app was designed to target the teenagers in order to gain the popularity among the targeted category, so it has a limited range of users. Only the user of age 21 or younger were allowed to sign up on the application. The application uses video as the key content and also let the users get to the know their friends via Q&A sessions.
There is one more reason for the step that Facebook now has Instagram as it perfect tool to gain more users. According to the latest data, the Instagram story feature has 250 million active users, which crushed the original inventor of the feature Snapchat with 166 million users.
Facebook is concentrating more on the Instagram which is multiplying the users day by day. The Lifestage app was ranked 1,392 in the iOS chart and have no rank in the Google Play Store. This is not the first time Facebook is cleaning up the apps like Groups and Lifestage, earlier it erased Slingshot, Riff and Room apps from the app world.