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Is Facebook Planning to Launch Messenger Rooms Soon?

Throwback to mIRC of the '90s!
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I've been obsessed with the internet since the '90s so this news is a total throwback to me. My friends and I used to spend entire afternoons glued to our computer screens, chatting with fellow students on public channels like #TOPS and #WebdesignPH. According to a report from TechCrunch, a developer discovered what seems like references to a Rooms project within Facebook's existing source code. This would essentially mean being able to chat with both friends and strangers in public Facebook Messenger rooms. (via Teen Vogue

Now this isn't really a new thing. There are public chats through messaging apps like Viber, but unlike other apps, practically everyone is on Facebook! Can you just imagine all the possibilities? We listed down a few things we imagine would serve the purpose of Rooms if ever Facebook really plans to develop this in the future.

  1. Till I Met You support group, anyone?
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Because trending each night's hashtag on Twitter just isn't enough! We need a debriefing with fellow #JaDine fans right after an episode, amirite?

  1. A real-life meet cute, perhaps?
http://booksthatmatter.tumblr.com/post/87117834434/blooming-twig

There are tons of dating apps everywhere, but meeting someone through a common interest can spark something special. Think of it as the modern-day version of classic rom-com You've Got Mail. You just might meet the "NY152" to your "Shopgirl."

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  1. Might be useful for school?
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With traffic and Uber or Grab surges, sometimes it's just more practical to stay home. But what if your class requires you to put together an FGD for a school requirement? Wouldn't it be easier to gather everyone online rather than have them travel for hours only meet for a few minutes?

What would you use a public Facebook Messenger Room for?

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First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.

The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.

There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.

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