Friendly chat rooms apps

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Facebook launched Thursday an anonymous chat room app called Rooms, the latest creation to emerge from the company's initiative to design more apps connecting people in different ways.

The free app, now available in the App Store, allows users to create chat rooms for shared interests, from makeup mastery to city gardens, according to the app's website.

Rooms' development was first reported by the New York in early October as an alternative way to connect online aside from the many social media networks, like Facebook, which value or require authentic identities as a means of combating spammers, trolls and cyberbullies.

However, Facebook's real name policy has forced out some users, notably members of the LGBT community who prefer to stay anonymous online.

Also there is an option to play games with strangers. Originally launched as a dating website, Meetme is another prominent entry with a user-base of more than a 100 million people around the globe.

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