Discord buys Fuel, the app for compliments

Fuel, the social app that enables folks to share compliments to 1 one other, has been acquired by Discord.

Popularized by teenagers, Fuel appears to be the antithesis of what YikYak was once (and probably nonetheless is since its return). Additionally veiled in anonymity, Fuel is inherently designed for spreading the love, with polls and prompts.

In a weblog submit on Tuesday, Discord introduced that Fuel “will proceed as its personal standalone app,” whereas the Fuel group will be part of Discord’s. Particulars of the acquisition haven’t been supplied.

“Fuel is all about uplifting and empowering one another by optimistic affirmations. Its super success exhibits the chance that exists in making a playful but significant place for younger folks,” reads the assertion.

Based by former Meta worker Nikita Bier, Fuel has hit a number of milestones in the previous few months. The app bagged the highest spot on the App Retailer again in October, surpassing even TikTok; later in December, Bier shared on Twitter that Fuel had hit 10 million downloads.

Bier was the co-founder of TBH, an app with the same perform to that of Fuel, which was purchased, then shut down by Fb lower than three months after it was launched.

On Discord’s half, the transfer is an growth in its emphasis on communities. The chat platform, which has moved past its core gaming group, permits customers to hang around in channels with numerous instruments for communication provided. The app at present has 150 million month-to-month lively customers.

Fuel remains to be primarily utilized by teenagers, however maybe this acquisition will additional its attain. Who would not need a praise?

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