It’s a bit ironic when you think about how Facebook initially started as a way for college/university students to connect with each other before it became a social media platform for all. Even more so when after the fact, Facebook decided to create a “Campus” feature that essentially brought them back to their roots.

Now it looks like the Campus feature will be no more. Facebook has told users in an in-app message that they will be shutting the Campus feature down and that all profiles, groups, posts, and other related data will be deleted. Users who wish to preserve their data will be able to do so by downloading it before the 10th of March.

According to the message that was sent to users, “Since we launched the Campus pilot, it’s been our mission to help bring college communities closer together. But we’ve learned that the best way to support students is through Facebook Groups.”

A Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We’ve decided to end our pilot of Facebook Campus. We learned a lot about the best ways to support college students, and one of the most effective tools to help bring them together is Facebook Groups. We’ve notified students in the test schools that Campus will no longer be available, and have suggested relevant college Facebook groups for them to join.”

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