That's a major departure for Facebook, which has always insisted that people use their real names.
Rooms is the latest mobile app to emerge from Facebook's Creative Labs.
Fortunately, by taking steps to keep your personal information private, being cautious when it comes to interacting with people you meet online, and ending communication with people who threaten you, you’ll be better able to safeguard yourself from predators.
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has taken the wraps off a new app for i OS called Rooms that brings people together around their interests.
A "room" is a feed of photos, videos and text like Facebook or Instagram, but the focus is on a single topic chosen by the person who created it.
Keeping Your Personal Information Private Interacting with People Offline Being Aware of Predators Ceasing Communication and Reporting Threats Community Q&A Chatrooms are a fun place to engage in discussion about a variety of topics.
While most people who frequent online chatrooms are good people, there are some who are there to prey on or bully other people.
Already popular on Rooms: beat boxing, Kicks from Above (cool shoes in cool places) and mouth watering, home-cooked meals, not to mention families who have ditched suburbia to raise their kids on the road and Facebook employees obsessively playing Kendama, a traditional Japanese game.