Facebook Shuts Down Snaptu

    December 18, 2011
    Chris Crum

In January, mobile app developer Snaptu created a Facebook app for feature phones. A couple months later, Facebook acquired the company. Now, Snaptu itself is closing down, though its team will continue to work on Facebook’s mobile experience.

In an announcement on the company blog, Snaptu writes:

On Dec 26th we will be closing the Snaptu service.

We’ve put a lot of hard work and exercised great focus in order to build Snaptu. To do something really well one has to focus, and now that we’re part of Facebook we are doing just that – we are focusing on Facebook for Every Phone.

Facebook for Every Phone is still in its early stages and there’s much more to do. Our goal is to build an amazing app, one that doesn’t require a fancy phone, but will still provide millions of people around the world with great new ways to connect and interact with their friends.

We hope that you enjoyed Snaptu and we thank you again for your support.

Basically, Facebook for Every Phone is for anyone who doesn’t have an iPhone, Android or BlackBerry.

Last month, Snaptu had already discontinued support for Twitter, Cricinfo and LinkedIn.