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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?
http://thejadinenetwork.tumblr.com/post/149038987881/till-i-met-you-trailer
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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."

  1. Might be useful for school?
http://poefinnrey.tumblr.com/post/124174455559/5x025x04

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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