Bebo has been relaunched as a new feature-rich messaging app after the social networking service was bought back from AOL by founder Michael Birch for a reported $1 million ($849 million less than AOL had initially paid for the service). The app will give users access to their old photos, but is otherwise largely unrecognizable as a chat service, featuring animated avatars and a slew of hashtag-based activities.
#Draw – let’s you doodle right in your chat window
#Music – an easy way to send a song while messaging
#Location – shows your Bebo on a map so your friends know where you are!
— Michael Birch (@mickbirch) December 17, 2014