Photo Feb 14 4 28 30 PM 220x330 Timehop removes the messaging feature from its iOS app, saying ‘fewer than 1% of users’ used it Timehop has released some updates for its iOS app. Included in version 2.3.2, some nondescript bug fixes and an easier way to share to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In addition, the company has removed Timehop Messages, its in-app messaging system, citing low usage.

We asked company co-founder and CEO Jonathan Wegener about the removal and he said that it was to make way for future product innovation. It turns out that “fewer than 1 percent of users” were sending messages to one another and Timehop felt that there were better opportunities for the wasted resources. Wegener says, “We want to keep the app focused and easy to use. Feed the winners, starve the losers!”

There’s no plans yet for a replacement system, but Wegener says that the community has been creating their own makeshift system — taking screenshots of their time capsule and sharing it via SMS. In the future, Timehop will have some new social features to help with the sharing, but they will look very different from what’s currently being used.

For those of you who want to use Timehop but aren’t using an iOS device, Wegener tells us that an Android version is expected to be released later this month or in early March.

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