RIP: Secret app

1 May 2015

secret app The Secret app was once very popular, and allowed people to anonymously tell everyone that they've been having off with their best mate's wife or that they keep thinking of shoving slow-walking people under buses or whatever.

Well, those people who don't have Catholic confession boxes will have to find another internet outlet as the app is shutting down, with millions due to be returned to investors.

Co-founder David Byttow wrote on Twitter that Secret was being closed "with a heavy heart" and there'll be starting to "permanently delete all content and data".

The app raised an assload of money when it launched, getting backing from Google Ventures and actor Ashton Kutcher. However, Secret soon got itself in all kinds of bother. For starters, it was banned in Brazil because there, anonymous free speech is illegal. Then, elsewhere, rivals like Whisper and Yik Yak soon took over their place in the market.

Byttow added: "Unfortunately, Secret does not represent the vision I had when starting the company, so I believe it's the right decision for myself, our investors and our team."

"I'm extremely proud of our team, which has built a product that was used by over 15 million people and pushed the boundaries of traditional social media."

TOPICS:   High Street News

2 comments

  • anti-nonsense
    Oh, and BTW, the founders thank you for their ferraris.....
  • anti-nonsense
    And the founders also thank you for their ferraris...

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