Facebook is secretly testing a photo sharing app in China, according to The Newyork Times.
Facebook has been banned from China since 2009 and Whatsapp services also got blocked recently in July. Hence, to get involved with Chinese, Zuckerberg is trying to a nice way to approach their politicians. He’s reading mundane Communist Party propaganda, studying Mandarin and even planning to address the public in Mandarin.
The colorful balloons app is as same as Facebook’s moment app with little alteration.
Paul Mozur of The Newyork Times discovered the similarities between Facebook’s ‘moment’ app and the new photo sharing ‘colorful balloons’ app. By analyzing the similarities, Paul then looked it up and found that the company which is secretly affiliated with the app is none other than “Facebook” itself.
After Business Insider tried to inquire the matter, they got a statement in return which says, “We have long said that we are interested in China, and are spending time understanding and learning more about the country in different ways. Our focus right now is on helping Chinese businesses and developers expand to new markets outside of China by using our ad platform.”