Facebook shuts down its ‘Bonfire’ group video chat app

Facebook has a habit of cloning popular apps, or integrating popular features from its competitors into its own platforms. Houseparty is a group video calling app that was fairly popular a few years ago, and Facebook released its own clone in 2017 as ‘Bonfire.’ Now the company has shut down Bonfire, and it never even arrived in the United States.

Bonfire has already been removed from the Play Store, and the company told The Verge in a statement, “We’ll incorporate elements of what we learned into other current and future products.” Bonfire’s main draw was that it used rooms that people could join and leave at any time, similar to a Discord voice channel.

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