Facebook confirmed that it has acquired tbh (To be honest), a teen-focused messaging app that lets users create anonymous polls, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition was confirmed by tbh in a blog post stating that it hopes to purse its mission further.
Today we’re announcing that we’re joining Facebook to continue our mission, – the app which allows users 13 years old and over to create polls that others can respond to anonymously, also confirmed in a Blog post.
The app said it has seen over t million downloads with around 1 billion messages sent via the platform.
tbh post reads:
When we set out to build tbh, we wanted to create a community that made us feel happier and more confident about ourselves. We felt that people craved genuine and positive interactions in their online experiences.
While the last decade of the Internet has been focused on open communication, the next milestone will be around meeting people’s emotional needs.
It looks like this hunch might be true: over the last few weeks, over 5 million people have downloaded tbh and sent over a billion messages. More importantly, we’ve been inspired by the countless stories where tbh helped people recover from depression and form better relationships with friends.
Today we’re announcing that we’re joining Facebook to continue our mission.
When we met with Facebook, we realized that we shared many of the same core values about connecting people through positive interactions. Most of all, we were compelled by the ways they could help us realize tbh’s vision and bring it to more people.
Going forward, your experience on tbh won’t change and we’ll continue to build the features you love—now with plenty more resources.
Finally, we’d like to thank our users. Your kindness is what makes tbh such a special place. We’re looking forward to building this community together.
The four founders of the app are expected to join FacebookFB.
Facebook has been using Instagram to go after a younger demographic than it serves on its own social networking site. A Facebook spokesperson told Fortune that the company intends to keep tbh operating as standalone service and will keep the ‘tbh’ branding.