Meta to wind up Move, its social to-do list app, as early as March

    Launched in 2022, Move lets users manage personal and group to-do lists.


    American multinational tech giant Meta will be shutting down its social to-do list application Move as early as March, according to a closure notice on the App Store. Move’s silent wind-up is the latest in the series of projects shut down by Meta as a part of its cost-cutting measures amid looming recession fears.


    “We are sad to share that Move is shutting down, and will no longer be available after March 2, 2023,” the app announced in an iOS update published on App Store. “New user signups have been disabled. If you have an existing account, you can log in to download your data.”


    Launched in 2022, Move lets users manage personal and group to-do lists. Users earn points after they complete their tasks. These points can then be used to customize an alpaca-like avatar with accessories like hats, clothing, sunglasses and more, reports TechCrunch.


    Amid its cost-cutting measures, Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp’s parent company, Meta, announced in November last year that it would fire more than 11,000 employees. In October, reports suggested that Meta is also winding up its newsletter platform – Bulletin – by early next year. The company also witnessed some top-level exodus including the departures of Neta India head Ajit Mohan and the company’s India Public Policy lead Rajiv Aggarwal.


    In a nutshell, a setback in consumer spending due to high inflation and the threat of a looming recession this year has pushed corporates to keep a lid on their spending. This has resulted in massive layoffs, the closing of unprofitable or unurgent businesses, and even the shutting down of some corporate offices, among others.


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    Monika Asthana




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