As we heard a couple of months ago, Facebook has been working at a new app with the purpose to allow users to post messages using pseudonyms. On Thursday, the company has unveiled this app and revealed that it is called Rooms. This new app has been updated and designed for the digital age.
You can access this app from your phone. For now, Room is available on iOS. Josh Miller, Facebook Product Manager, declared in a blog post that “early users have already created rooms for everything from beat boxing videos to parkour to photos of home-cooked meals,” “There’s even a room called ‘Kicks From Above’ that showcases photographs of cool shoes in cool places.”
To sign into Rooms, you will need to have an email address. An interesting thing about this app is that you can customize each room with cool features and colors. You can even change the like button into another icon or call it whatever you want. The creator of a room can set some rules, for example every post has to be approved by a moderator. You can also send videos and photos to a Room and if you are a moderator, you can select colors, add a cover photo, customize member permissions and pin messages of note.
The coolest thing about Rooms is that it allows you to be whoever you want to be. If you want to be “Batman”, you can be Batman, or whatever name you want to call yourself. This app probably comes as a response after Facebook was criticized for forcing people to use their real names on the site, without an exception. Well, Rooms could be a reaction to the new social network called Ello, which continues to grow in popularity. On this platform, people are allowed to use any name they want. Besides that, Ello promises to treat customers with respect and won’t give away their personal details to anyone, such as advertisers.
Unfortunately, Rooms is currently available on iOS, only, but it will surely be will be available in the future for Android and other platforms, too.