Facebook's new Rooms app is weird, and it isn't long after installation that you figure out why. Instead, it just lets you create those eponymous Rooms -- they're like those AOL chatrooms of yore, dedicated to any topic (or no topic at all) and augmented with the the ability to moderate posts like a power-tripping VIP on a forum. Seems a little off-kilter for a chat app, especially one with this pedigree.Facebook's Josh Miller (who previously work on Branch before FB bought it) cops to a certain level of historical inspiration -- he says the company's Creative Labs team wanted to meld the "ethos of these early web communities and the capabilities of modern smartphones".
Join in on conversations in Groups, see popular posts, view latest posts, message other users directly through the app and more.
Whisper has a wonderful layout, smooth interface and a dedication to constantly improve the anonymous experience of users.
Open up the app and see all of the different topics. Vote posts up or down, message other users and get a random replier nickname every time you reply to a post.
Share your thoughts, opinions, feelings, ideologies, rants and more through Shush.
Update: Did you have trouble downloading Rooms earlier?