Facebook is currently testing a chat room product to stimulate viral discussions among friends, TechCrunch was first to report. The social network later confirmed the test to CNET.
Facebook chat rooms would allow members to click "Host Chat" from atop their home page, TechCrunch reported, citing a source familiar with the project. Once a person decides to host a chat, any of their Facebook friends could then join the chat without an invitation.
Chats would be promoted in News Feed, though the host would have the option to set privacy restrictions, TechCrunch said. The rooms, however, reportedly only … Read more