Facebook to release app for anonymous messaging

Facebook LogoSocial giant Facebook is reportedly planning to launch a standalone mobile app, which will allow the users to interact with others without using their real name. The application will be unveiled in the coming weeks, reports The New York Times.

The specifics of this application are currently a mystery but it seems to be a quite interesting move from Facebook as real identity plays a huge role in the company’s current business.

“The point (of the app) is to allow Facebook users to use multiple pseudonyms to openly discuss the different things they talk about on the Internet; topics of discussion which they may not be comfortable connecting to their real names,” noted NY Times citing people familiar with Facebook’s plans.

According to Times, this app is being developed under Josh Miller, who has joined Facebook, when the social giant acquired his start-up – Branch.

We hope to hear more about the app in the coming days.


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