[ When you do send a message, do you type with your thumbs? Many smartphones have them built in, and others are available from Black Berry World, the Google Play Store, the i Phone App Store and the Windows Phone Store, among other places.Some of the more popular include Black Berry Messenger, Chat On, i Message, Facebook Messenger, Google Talk/Voice, Kik, Skype, Viber and Whats App. Some work only with other devices running the same platform, while others only work with devices using the same app. Black Berry Messenger is Black Berry's age-old messaging service.Facebook launched Thursday an anonymous chat room app called Rooms, the latest creation to emerge from the company's initiative to design more apps connecting people in different ways.The free app, now available in the App Store, allows users to create chat rooms for shared interests, from makeup mastery to city gardens, according to the app's website.We also pushed out a fix to take care of the visible friend requests which is now complete.Chat will be turned back on across the site shortly.
However, Facebook's real name policy has forced out some users, notably members of the LGBT community who prefer to stay anonymous online.
“For a limited period of time, a bug permitted some users’ chat messages and pending friend requests to be made visible to their friends by manipulating the “preview my profile” feature of Facebook privacy settings.
When we received reports of the problem, our engineers promptly diagnosed it and temporarily disabled the chat function.
The app is entirely separate from Facebook and doesn't require you to provide any revealing details like your name or your location.
Chat rooms are invite-only and require a special code that can be scanned with your phone's camera, according to Facebook.