Facebook has launched a new app named 'Room', which will allow users to chat anonymously in chat rooms. These chat rooms will be accessible on invite basis and will be based on different interest.
Room, an app currently unleashed only for the iOS platforms will not be integrated with Facebook and do not require the login one use to access the Facebook account. The chat rooms do not share any personal information too. All the users will be identified by their nicknames. And for joining a chat room, all you need to have is a QR code, which will be shared online, offline, privately or publicly. The service won't even archive its messages on Facebook server.
However, Facebook will maintain its same standard to control bullying, threats or spamming. The site will also have the authority to ban members or disable chat rooms. The room moderators will also be given power to ban anyone from a particular room.
The chat rooms will be created with different colours, emoticons and more.
"That extends to the presentation of yourself. One of the things our team loves most about the internet is its potential to let us be whoever we want to be. It doesn't matter where you live, what you look like or how old you are – all of us are the same size and shape online. This can be liberating, but only if we have places that let us break away from the constraints of our everyday selves. We want the rooms you create to be freeing in this way," said Facebook Product manager Josh Miller on the Rooms blog.
"From unique obsessions and unconventional hobbies, to personal finance and health-related issues – you can celebrate the sides of yourself that you don't always show to your friends," Miller added.
"Our initial focus is on working closely with a small set of community builders. From talking with founders of successful communities, we've learned that many of the most successful communities on the internet grew very slowly. If you think your room has the potential to be one of those, we'd love to figure out how we can help. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with an invite to your room and a paragraph about why you think your room has the potential to be a meaningful community for a certain type of person," he added.
The Room app is already up on the iTunes stores and impressively its available for free.