With direct private communication, users typically pop in and out just to send and read messages.But people often keep chat rooms open for long periods of time.
has built a new feature codenamed “Host Chat” that lets people set up chat rooms their friends can join without an invitation, a source familiar with the feature tells us.
I’ve contacted Facebook and it confirms it has begun testing this feature in the wild.
The leak comes as Facebook is fighting a war for messaging.
It’s own cross-platform chat competes with SMS, Apple’s i Message, and now Google’s new unified messaging system Hangouts.
Our source provided extensive details on how the feature works.