Facebook testing a new feature in chat service




Facebook testing a new feature in chat service
Lets create a group chat rooms that can join without an invitation

Operates social networking “Facebook” to test a new feature of chat features currently codenamed “Host Chat” Host Chat. This feature allows users to create chat rooms that allow friends to accede to it without the need for a special invitation, according to information obtained by the site “Tech Crunch” mail Facebook confirmed authenticity of the site.

The new service provides a new option called Host Chat within the main timeline page for the user, and this option is available in a new button shows the lowest box for updating user status, adjacent to update the status buttons and add photos and videos. When you press this button will open a new chat room user can put her address that was intended to discuss a particular subject or of Planning for the occasion or work on a project. The host can add friends appointed to the room which appear similar to the current chat window on the site.

According to information obtained by the site “Tech Crunch” What distinguishes this service is that the host friends can join without being invited, where they will notice creates a new room under their updates page, and they can join them directly.

The host can apply privacy settings that determine who can join the room, or take out some of the entrants to the room. It may also contain an option feature allows friends of friends to join the room as well, but this option is not certain yet.

The working group of Facebook employees to test that feature does not currently includes inserting images or video, and the tests conducted on the web version of the site but it is expected to support the feature in mobile applications as well.

It seems that Facebook intends through this feature to compete with Google’s chat service Hangouts, where this feature provides the possibility of similar to the user creates a chat room that others can accede to it without the need to call them or add them to it manually.

The feature is still experimental and there is no information about the expected release date.
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