Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expanding his concept of connecting the world on Internet. His vision is beyond Facebook and the company is investing in different ventures to bring people online. In a recent development, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has launched an anonymous chat app called Rooms where people will be able to discuss anything in the format of chat forums of a discussion platform. The service is invite-only. Although Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s Rooms will not need your name, id and location like Facebook’s social media platform, there is one mechanism that is needed to ensure security. Rooms will need a special code that can be scanned using your mobile’s camera. In this way, invite only service will make sure that the users are valid.
In a program on CNBC, Julia Boorstin reported about Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s new plunge in online chat forums domain. Facebook has launched a plethora of apps in the recent months. It launched Paper for iPhone, a refined and neat Facebook app for social media platform. It also rolled out Slingshot, but it can now be said that it was a flop. Mentions is another Facebook production, which is designed for celebrities, politicians and famous people.
Anger of LGBT community on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s policy of name reveal is one of the reasons behind this app. Ello, a new platform challenging Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) got a massive surge because of its anonymous chat policy. Many people who are not comfortable in reveling their name made a flight to Ello. In response to this, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has launched a special anonymous service. Rooms app is available to download for Android and iOS.
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