Anonymous messaging service Secret shuts down 16 months after launch

  • Secret, the anonymous messaging service, which was valued at over $100 million at one stage, is closing down just 16 months after it was launched.

    David Byttow, the firm’s co-founder, said that Secret no longer represented “the vision I had when starting the company.”

    Created as an app that would advance the cause of free speech, it was however criticized for allowing cyber-bullying. Brazil banned it for promoting cyber-bullying.

    Secret was founded by two former employees of Google in 2013.

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