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A5 webmaster network (www.admin5.com) April 30th news, according to foreign media news, foreign anonymous social networking applications Secret announced that it will close. The application was launched in 2014 and survived for only 16 months.

Secret listed in February 2014, the peak of the download amount of more than 10 million. Just after the launch of a month, Secret from Google venture capital and KPCB and other investors in the hands of $8 million 600 thousand in financing, capital side fully demonstrates the good potential for the development of the company’s judgment. In the short term there have been a number of followers to imitate the competition, such as China’s local no secret and so on, in 2014 called anonymous social software blowout.

Since then, Secret

after several rounds of financing, a total of $35 million financing. However, in recent months, Secret has suffered from a decline in usage. Some recent media reports said Secret’s staff has been reduced to 10.

Secret at the beginning of last year into the circle of science and technology circles, was quite fiery. In the short life cycle, this application allows users to spread hearsay, posted their complaints, and anonymous news release. Due to the identity of the post is unknown, there are a lot of network violence in this application.

Secret has also been severely criticized for bullying. In August last year, the company developed a new constraints, such as the prohibition of the use of real names and upload photos. Around this time, it is also in the app store download ranking plummeted. In December last year, Secret launched a text-based chat platform in the form of a move aimed at re access to user support. However, these efforts failed to achieve success.

Secret , CEO, said: "after careful consideration and consultation with the board of directors, I have decided to close Secret. This is the most difficult decision I’ve ever made in my life. Unfortunately, Secret does not comply with the company when I started with a dream, so I thought to myself, for investors and our team, this is the right decision."

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