AfterDawn: Tech news

Facebook buys up messaging service Beluga

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 03 Mar 2011 12:41 User comments (2)

Facebook buys up messaging service Beluga Facebook has acquired the group messaging service Beluga today, in an effort to create "new and better ways to communicate and share group experiences."
Says Beluga: "We're excited to continue to build our vision for mobile group messaging as part of the Facebook team."

The company has a free app available for iOS and Android and Beluga says users should utilize the app to "plan a night out or just share updates and photos."

Beluga is run by three former Google execs, one who worked on AdSense, one who worked on AdWords, Google News, and Google Docs and one who worked on Gmail, Gmail Chat, and Mail Goggles.

Says the service (via PCM):

For now, Beluga will continue to function as it does today. Your Beluga account and data will not be lost. We'll be providing more details on future plans for Beluga in the coming weeks.

The Beluga app will likely be integrated into Facebook's Places location feature.

Previous Next  

2 user comments

13.3.2011 16:17
Unverified new user

First Friday Ascend at 10pm

23.3.2011 16:58
Unverified new user

haha beluga in my language means a black person haha

Comments have been disabled for this article.

Latest user comments

News archive