Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Meta Shutting Down ‘Move’ Tool in March

Wed 01 Feb 2023 | 07:25 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Meta is deleting the social to-do list app 'Move' from its in-house R&D group, the NPE Team next March.

The feature, which was launched last spring, allowed users to earn points for completing tasks on either their personal or group to-do lists.

These points could be used to customize an alpaca avatar with accessories like hats, clothing, sunglasses, and more.

In an iOS app update, Move informed its users that the app would no longer be available after 2 March 2023.

As a part of this process, new user sign-ups are now disabled and existing users can log in to download their data ahead of the app’s final closure.

Last November, Meta laid off more than 11,000 workers (13% of total staff).

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said: “I’m sharing some of the most difficult changes we’ve made in Meta’s history,” noting that he had anticipated rapid growth even after the COVID-19 pandemic ended.

“Unfortunately, this did not play out the way I expected,” Zuckerberg mentioned. "I got this wrong, and I take responsibility for that.”

He elaborated: “Not only has online commerce returned to prior trends, but the macroeconomic downturn, increased competition, and ads signal loss have caused our revenue to be much lower than I’d expected."