You may remember a few of days ago I posted on a few applications poised to explode during SXSW Interactive. Well, apparently we didn’t have to wait that long. On Tuesday, news broke that Beluga had been purchased by Facebook. Here are some quotes surrounding the group chatting applications acquisition.
“Beluga and Facebook are committed to create new and better ways to communicate and share group experiences.” The big question is whether or not Beluga users will be able to use the service outside of Facebook chat. It seems like only a matter of time before Facebook folds the company into the site to enable a group chatting with all the bells and whistles of Facebook both online and via your mobile device.
Beluga’s Company Announcement:
Beluga is now friends with Facebook
We are happy to announce that Facebook has acquired Beluga!
Since launching Beluga, we’ve appreciated all the enthusiasm and positive feedback from our users. We’re excited to continue to build our vision for mobile group messaging as part of the Facebook team. Beluga and Facebook are committed to create new and better ways to communicate and share group experiences.
For now, Beluga will continue to function as it does today. Your Beluga account and data will not be lost. We’ll be providing more details on future plans for Beluga in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Ben, Lucy and Jon