As of now, Facebook has been allowing users to connect to their network by revealing their identities, but that may change soon as the social media giant is planning to roll out a stand-alone app that will let users chat without revealing who they are.
According to the New York Times report, Facebook is working on a stand-alone mobile app that allows users to interact inside of it without having to reveal their identities. The idea is to allow Facebook users use multiple pseudonyms to openly discuss different subject matter on the internet – stuff they may not be comfortable to discuss using their real names.
With anonymous messaging apps like Whisper and Secret trying to engage Facebook users and upstart social network Ello pointedly allowing multiple identities, it makes sense that the company would jump into the anonymous posting game.
According to the report, Josh Miller, who joined Facebook when the company acquired his startup Branch, is leading this project and has been working on it along with his team since last year. If Facebook launches such an app, it’ll be interesting to see how Facebook manages to guard against spammers and trollers. The app is expected to launch very soon.