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Facebook updates Beluga for iOS to version 1.2

Facebook has updated Beluga for iOS to version 1.2. The release comes just one week after Facebook acquired Beluga.
Written by Emil Protalinski, Contributor on

Facebook has updated Beluga for iOS, an increasingly popular BBM alternative, to version 1.2. The short changelog is below (the second point should not be much of a surprise):

  • Mute options for alerts (global and per pod)
  • FB Single Sign-on
  • People section for "Friends using Beluga"

Clearly this isn't a huge update, and Beluga for Android is still ahead at version 1.66, but the release is still quite significant. Typically, when a large company acquires a startup, development grinds to a standstill. This has been true for all of Palo Alto's previous acquisitions: nothing happens until the new team is integrated into the larger Facebook group, and support is often dropped for previous products.

Facebook acquired Beluga just last week. This week, there's a new version of Beluga for iOS. Facebook wasn't kidding when it said that the Beluga deal was different: it looks like the Android and iOS apps will continue to be fully supported until further notice.

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