Facebook added an Explore button to its recently introduced Rooms iOS application, and product manager Josh Miller said in an interview with Re/code that he remained unconcerned about the app’s low user figure.
The “anonymous chatting application“ that The New York Times’ Bits blog initially reported on earlier this month is now a reality, as Facebook introduced the latest app from its Facebook Creative Labs initiative, Rooms, a throwback to the Internet’s early days and a nod to anonymity, forums, message boards and chat rooms.
While Facebook has stuck with its policy of requiring its users’ real names, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in a January cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek that the social network would not require real names for the separate, stand-alone applications it was developing. Evidence of this policy shift may rear its head in the next few weeks, according to The New York Times’ Bits blog.
Facebook’s acquisition roll returned stateside, as Josh Miller, CEO of link-sharing service Branch, announced in a Facebook post Monday morning that Facebook acquired Branch and its sister service, Potluck.