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New App Allows Users Chat Anonymously Online

Facebook has developed a new messaging app that allows people to chat without revealing their identity.

Social media site, Facebook, has launched its new "messageboard" which allows people to create online chat rooms.

The new app called "Rooms," is designed to revive the online messageboard chat of early internet.

However, unlike the regular Facebook messenger, it does not require users to use their real names.

According to Daily Mail, Facebook's Josh Miller who created the app said: "One of the magical things about the early days of the web was connecting to people who you would never encounter otherwise in your daily life.

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"Forums, message boards and chatrooms were meeting places for people who didn't necessarily share geographies or social connections, but had something in common."

Designed by Facebook Creative Labs, a room is a feed of photos, videos, and text with a topic determined by whoever created the room.

The first sets of users have already created rooms on various topics including beat boxing videos and even photos of home-cooked meals.

According to Miller, the app also addressed complaints that Facebook forces people to use their real name in discussions.

"One of the things our team loves most about the internet is its potential to let us be whoever we want to be," he said.

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"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.

"That's why in Rooms you can be 'Wonder Woman' – or whatever name makes you feel most comfortable and proud."

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