- Serious allegations against Facebook
- Charged by a defunct photo app
- Where is copying his feature?
The Phhhoto app allowed its users to capture up to five frames in a single point-and-shoot burst, create short GIF-like videos, and share them. If seen, we all know about this feature because it matches the hugely popular Boomerang feature of Instagram. It is one of the most used features now a days. But it would also not be wrong to say that this feature certainly cannot be the brainchild of Facebook.
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Phhhoto has alleged that Facebook cloned or copied its feature for Instagram. It has been introduced to the users in the form of “Boomerang” feature. According to The Verge, the company has alleged that Facebook blocked Phyto from Instagram’s API.
In the complaint filed in the US District Court, hhoto said, “The actions of Facebook and Instagram have led to the complete removal of Phhoto from the market. Their actions have destroyed the company’s prospects, as well as the company’s investments. The Phhhoto app has failed in the face of this anticompetitive behavior of Facebook. Phhhoto was designed to grow into a social networking giant. Facebook did not interfere in this. “
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Phhhoto app was launched in 2014, but it did not survive in the market for long. The app was shut down in 2017. The app claimed that it had 3.7 million monthly active users in the initial days. These users included users like Beyoncé, Joe Jonas, Chrissy Teigen and Bella Hadid. The report said that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, former Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom downloaded the app and checked its features.
However, now the Phhoto app is only seeking compensation from Meta for the loss of money. However, a Meta spokesperson told The Verge that the lawsuit filed by Phhoto is without merit. The company will present its case before the court and defend itself.