Taking the trend back to the initial online chatting features where you would post messages being anonymous, Facebook has released a new app called Rooms. However, the anonymous chat app is only out for iPhone. It is developed by Facebook Creative Labs team.
It is a standalone mobile app for iOS that lets users interact on Facebook without using their real names. The new retro-functional chat room lets you create rooms for the things you're into, and invite others.
You can add text, photos, videos, cover photo, change colors, create custom pinned messages, customize member permissions, and more. Facebook plans to add more customizable features and ways to tweak the room in future.
Facebook product manager Josh Miller, who spearheaded the app, said "There is a good reason in a lot of situations why you don't want people to know who you are and it's not because of something sketchy. We want to give people flexibility because that's what they want."
In the chat room, users can also choose nicknames for themselves, real or made up. Share with others: Invite other people so you can share photos, videos, and notes with them.
Facebook Rooms is available for iPhone in the US, UK and some other English speaking countries for free from the Apple iTunes Store. It is not available in India yet. Reports online suggest that the same app will be released for Android and desktop as well in the future.