Zenly is shutting down on February 3rd, 2023, five years after it was acquired bySnap. There is nothing quite like Zenly.

The team based in Paris created an app that was at the intersection of two apps. It was wonderful to use Zenly every day. The app is one of the most innovative and polished social apps of all time.

Zenly has a feature that allows you to keep up with your friends. You can see if friends and family are hanging out when you open the app. One of the most vibrant messaging experiences in a social app is provided by Zenly.

Zenly now has places. It was the most personal database of places as you could see your friends favorite bars and restaurants and even see their own maps of places. It became a way for me to stay in touch with my friends.

The team began rolling out its own maps. Zenly was so crazy that it thought it could compete with Apple Maps with a team of 10 people working on a project.

The most popular map app on my phone was not the most accurate map. You could see a lot of things in Paris.

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The company was founded in 2011. Things became serious after the acquisition of the startup by the company. Zenly has 35 million monthly active users.

It has been a big year for the app. The co-founder and CEO of Zenly left the company after launching a redesign. 11 years ago, we started working on Zenly after joining snap. I want to go somewhere else. Martin told me in an interview that he hadn't had the chance to take a long paternity leave.

A few months later, it was announced that Zenly would be shutting down as a result of a round of layoffs. Zenly wasn't as big asSnapchat. There wasn't a strategy to monetize. It was a very promising app.

The company didn't want to sell Zenly to another company or create a spin-off company It would have been an alternative to snap map.

Zenly was a social app that helped you discover new places and spent more time with friends. I created my Zenly account more than two years ago. 59 days remain for me to use the app. It doesn't feel good.

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