Facebook Purchases Beluga, a Group Messaging Startup
On Tuesday, Facebook bought eight-month old Beluga. It is a startup that unveils apps, due to which one can send instant group messages, location information as well as photos across numerous platforms.
The startup has already offered apps that are comparable to GroupeMe, which received image and location sharing in a latest revamp.
Unfortunately, both companies keep silent about financial terms of the deal.
Due to the acquisition Facebook gets the Beluga service and at the same time the engineering team. It should be mentioned that Beluga has a skilled staff of three people, who are known to be former employees of Google.
According to Beluga, due to the acquisition the startup will be able to expand its user base. Moreover, there are a lot of Facebook fans, who use the app. By joining forces both companies will be able to create something very powerful for many users.
The acquisition of startup will not stop it from functioning as it does today.
According to Facebook, it is not going to tamper with the core concept of Beluga. The team will continue its version for mobile and group communication being part of Facebook.
More details from Facebook and beluga will be available in the next few weeks.