The site was purchased by AOL on March 13, 2008 for 0 million, with the Birches' combined 70% stake yielding a profit of 5 million from the deal. This was mainly due to the falling numbers of unique users; Bebo users were moving to rival site Facebook.
AOL said that Bebo could not compete with other social networking sites in its current state, and that the company could not commit to taking on the massive task to keep Bebo in the social network 'race'.
This consisted of a new, more modern header and home page, as well as a new profile layout option.
Users could also see who had visited their profiles (a feature which could be changed in settings).
On February 17, 2011, Bebo launched a brand-new design.The relaunch video emphasized Bebo's history in which it included its then-most popular feature: the white board.Bebo relaunched on January 7, 2015; announced with the new Bebo was a messenger app called Bebo Blab which was available on Google Play and Apple App stores. After two years of its re-launch Bebo Blab shut down, as users weren’t returning to the platform to watch archived streams on replay.In April 2011, Bebo added a new notification system, similar to Facebook's - a feature which had been much-requested in feedback.On January 30, 2012, access to Bebo became unavailable for 36 hours, resuming normal service during the early hours of February 1, 2012.But how do I know you’re not actually a crazy cat lady who stays in all weekend to watch Bravo 24/7?Early nights in bed before 9pm aside, what is your ideal weekend like?Birch wrote: “Blab was great in many ways, but it wasn’t going to be an everyday thing for millions.So we’re kicking down the sandcastle, and re-building it as an ‘always on’ place to hang with friends.” As of April 19, 2018, the site offers a multi-feature Twitch streaming software (similar to Open Broadcaster Software or XSplit).;)”Anyway, You seem pretty adventurous, so tell me this…if you could grab your bags and go on a spontaneous South American adventure, what experiences would be a Must before you’d even think about going home?