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LOL, bye: Facebook’s teen meme project is dead before it was released

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Facebook is still figuring out how to keep teens, who have been leaving the network in droves.

In January, Facebook was reportedly working on something named LOL, a bid to win over younger users with “a special feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips,” which sat within the main Facebook app. 

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The experimentation, which was done with a small number of users, didn’t last very long: Recode reports the LOL project is dead before it even launched. 

A team of 100 people focused on building features for young people has been reorganised, and LOL has been cut, with many of those employees set to be working on its messaging app for kids under 13, Messenger Kids. Read more…

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