The messaging app Blink has been acquired by Yahoo. The terms of the deal has not been disclosed. Blink will shut down its iOS and Android apps in “the next few weeks.” All of the seven Blink team members, including the founders, will be joining Yahoo.
Blink was founded by ex-Googler Kevin Stephens and Michelle Norgan. Its app was launched on iOS last April and the service expanded by launching its Android app this February. The Blink users can text and share photos, videos, voice and more, with individuals or groups. The app also has the feature of controlling the messages’ visibility with a timer, this means that the users can set how long the messages could be read or viewed. The full message from the Blink team on the acquisition:
We’re excited to announce that as of May 13, 2014, Blink is joining Yahoo! We built Blink because we believe everyone should be free to show the same honesty and spontaneity in their online conversations as they can in person. We look forward to the possibilities that will come from bringing the Blink vision to Yahoo.
We can’t begin to express how grateful we are for your support throughout this journey. We hope you stick with us through the next chapter.