Remember FriendFeed, that social network that Facebook acquired back in 2009? No? Well that’s exactly why the company has announced in a blog post today that its shutting down the service. FriendFeed allows users to share links, photos, and regular posts in a News Feed-like format which, while interesting, hasn’t exactly been very popular over the past few years.
RIP, FriendFeed. Facebook is shutting down the News Feed-like social network it acquired back in 2009, according to a blog post. FriendFeed, which lets users share links, photos or posts in a “customized feed” will officially shut down on April 9. The reason? No one is using FriendFeed. Here’s the statement Facebook gave to Re/code: “We’ve been maintaining the service for the last five years, but usage has been declining steadily and the community is now just a fraction of what it once was. Given this, we’ve decided that it’s time to start winding things down. Our thanks go out to the FriendFeed community for its many years of support.” For the group of people who still use FriendFeed, posts, messages and photos will be available for the next month, then they’ll disappear altogether.