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Facebook (FB) is working on a chat room feature called Host Chat, TechCrunch reports. Users can...

Facebook (FB) is working on a chat room feature called Host Chat, TechCrunch reports. Users can restrict who's allowed to join a chat, and Facebook's news feed will be used to alert "friends" of an ongoing chat. The report comes as Facebook tries to maintain its messaging momentum amidst strong growth for WhatsApp and other mobile messaging rivals, who are often seen as threats to Facebook's mobile engagement rates. WhatsApp recently announced it now has 250M+ monthly active users. Messenger, which is baked into Facebook's core mobile apps, had 56.7M MAUs for its standalone apps as of last November.
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  • aadamiani
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    FB is currently blocking members from posting anti government propaganda on Brazilian servers, No Good!
    27 Jun 2013, 06:21 PM Reply Like
  • Bouchart
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    ...so Facebook's discovered Internet Relay Chat?
    27 Jun 2013, 06:42 PM Reply Like
  • ddevaney
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    Another great move by FB. I see things improving on a daily basis and look forward to the 2nd qtr good news report.
    28 Jun 2013, 05:38 AM Reply Like
  • W121amg
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    Yawn..............and still short FB.
    28 Jun 2013, 09:58 AM Reply Like
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