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Facebook Acquires Beluga — Mobile Messaging App

Facebook has acquired the popular mobile messaging app Beluga, which offers group messaging, sharing photos and location information. It’s a simple concept with nice features for the mobile app.

The acquisition will allow Facebook to add photo and location sharing to its current app without the development costs. And given that Beluga is a relatively small company the acquisition was not a big transaction for the social king.

Currently Beluga has no plans on changing but we expect that there will be announcements on the future of the app and its integration into Facebook in the near future.

Here’s the statement from Facebook:

We’re psyched to confirm that we’ve just acquired the talent and assets of Beluga, whose simple and elegant mobile apps blew us away as a solution to help groups of friends stay in touch on the move. We’re looking forward to welcoming co-founders Ben Davenport, Lucy Zhang and Jonathan Perlow, and we’re excited that the team will continue their vision for groups and mobile communication as part of Facebook.