Facebook Gives Up on College-Focused App – CNET

Facebook Gives Up on College-Focused App – CNET

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Facebook’s college student-focused section is shutting down. 

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Facebook tried to return to its early days in 2020 with the launch of Campus, an online space designed for college students. The pilot for the private section of the social network hasn’t proven successful and will shut down March 10, the company confirmed to CNET.

All profiles, groups, posts, events and other Campus content will be permanently deleted and people who want to download their Campus data must do so before March 10.

“We’ve notified students in the test schools that Campus will no longer be available, and have suggested relevant college Facebook groups for them to join,” Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.

Facebook, which rebranded as Meta last year, was originally created for college students. CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg started the social network in his dorm room at Harvard University in 2004. Back in its early days, before the site added a News Feed, students would post publicly on the walls of their friends.

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