LeakedTT: Facebook working on Chat Room feature, would allow public group chats

Facebook is testing a chat room feature with users, could allow for social discovery.

@tracehagan
Published Thu, Jun 27 2013 5:02 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:22 PM CST

It was leaked today that Facebook is working on a Chat Room feature. This feature is currently in testing, so don't expect it to be coming to a profile near you for quite sometime, if at all. Facebook confirmed that the feature is being tested, but wouldn't confirm any details regarding the feature.

LeakedTT: Facebook working on Chat Room feature, would allow public group chats | TweakTown.com

Luckily for us, someone who has the new feature was more than happy to talk. The option to start a chat room would be above the Update Status box. Clicking "Host Chat" would open up a chat box that then anyone could join. A status update would be pushed out to your friends inviting them to join.

The host would have the ability to set a topic for discussion, expel people, and set privacy options, though these chat rooms could ultimately end up connecting friends of friends. Privacy details could prove troublesome and could result in the project never seeing the light of day, however, it could end up being a valuable way to discover new friends via trusted mutual friends.

What are your thoughts on the idea?

NEWS SOURCE:techcrunch.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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