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This article was published on May 14, 2014

Yahoo acquires ephemeral messaging app Blink, service to shut down in the ‘next few weeks’

Yahoo acquires ephemeral messaging app Blink, service to shut down in the ‘next few weeks’ Image by: Ethan Miller
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Yahoo has acquired the team behind Blink, an app for sending self-destructing messages, as first reported by TechCrunch. Blink revealed on its website that it plans to shut down its iOS and Android apps in “the next few weeks.”

Blink release its iOS app last April before expanding to Android this February.

Blink is now a part of Yahoo!