If you’ve always had a bunch of sensitive questions to ask in a public forum, but don’t wish for people to know who you are, then Facebook has got just the app for you. The company has just launched a new app called “Rooms”, which allows you to participate in message boards anonymously.
Imagine using Facebook Groups, but with a new and fancier interface, and the fact that you can post anonymously, that is what Rooms is all about. You can create your own topic in Rooms or join a room of your interest. To interact with other users, simply pick any nickname you want – you can even use different nicknames in different rooms. Like in Facebook, users can share photos, videos and notes with each other.
Rooms is pretty flexible too, creators of a room can change the text and emoji used on the like button, add cover photo and dominant color, create custom “pinned” messages, customized member permissions and more. Since Rooms does not require you to sign in or anything, you can even put an age limit (users above 18 only) to your room though, I’m pretty sure it’ll be easier for a user to lie his/her way out of that one.
To use Rooms, simply download the app for your iOS device. It’s available for the U.S. App Store for now, but I’m pretty sure it shouldn’t be too hard to register for a U.S. account – it’s a free app so no credit card information will be needed. Early users have already created rooms for everything from beatboxing videos to parkour to photos of home-cooked meals. According to the Rooms blog, there’s even a room called “Kicks From Above” whereby people showcase photographs of cool shoes in cool places.