Facebook Secretly Launched Colorful Balloons A Photo-Sharing App In China

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It is no longer news that Facebook the largest social networking platform with over 2 billion monthly active users was blocked in China in 2009. See complete list of websites and apps blocked in China HERE. The company recently secretly launched a new photo-sharing app called Colorful Balloons in China. 

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According to a report from the New York Times, the app was published by a company named “Youge Internet Technology” in China’s App Store.
The Colorful Balloons app which is similar to Facebook’s ‘Moments’ app was initially released in May to help Facebook get into China but has recently been discovered. 

According to a Facebook spokesman;
We have long said that we are interested in China, and are spending time understanding and learning more about the country in different ways. Our focus right now is on helping Chinese businesses and developers expand to new markets outside China by using our ad platform.
The app links its users via WeChat whereas Moments uses Facebook.

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