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Facebook closes down Creative Labs; removes Slingshot, Riff, and Rooms from the App Store

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Facebook closes down Creative Labs; removes Slingshot, Riff, and Rooms from the App Store

Happy app removing day! After Dropbox introduced plans to wind down its unwell-fated Mailbox and Carousel apps, Facebook simply pulled a Dropbox by way of confirming it, too, is shutting down a couple of apps of its personal that experience failed to realize so much traction with customers: Slingshot, Riff and Rooms.

As stated by way of CNET just lately, Facebook has made up our minds to near down Creative Labs, the source of various Facebook apps over the years. That features a Snapchat competitor referred to as Slingshot, which introduced in June of 2014; Riff, the app that permit pals create movies in combination which introduced in June of this yr; and, Rooms, an app intended to construct boards for other folks to speak about no matter what they sought after, which introduced in October of 2014.

These apps have ceased construction, and, additionally, are now not to be had inside of the iOS App Store. Creative Labs may also be shutting down. The options that have been baked into the aforementioned apps will now be built-in into different Facebook products and services, together with the primary app right kind, and the Messenger app.

“S room is a feed of pictures, movies, and textual content – now not too other from the one you will have on Instagram or Facebook – with a subject matter made up our minds by way of whoever created the room,” Zuck & Co. boasted at the time.

Rooms attempted (too) onerous to duplicate the Internet bulletin forums that was all the rage in the Nineteen Eighties. The drawback is, the Nineteen Eighties have been 40 years in the past.

“Facebook stated it is going to nonetheless test with new apps, and enhance projects like Instagram’s Hyperlapse video and Layouts photograph editor,” as consistent with CNET. In the interim, sign up for me in pronouncing just right-byes to Rooms, Riff and Slingshot.

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