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Facebook is in the highlight again, this time with a new app they’re working on. The Facebook anonymous app will allow its users to post on Facebook anonymously. When it first started, ten years ago, one of Facebook’s policy was that its members should use their real names. This policy brought Facebook and its users a lot of advantages. Of course, there are many who are not ok with this policy and haven’t signed up on Facebook because of this. They just weren’t happy with giving their real names over the internet.
Latest rumors say that the Facebook anonymous app will be created and supervised by Josh Miller, the Facebook product manager and the developer of Branch, a startup business about products for online discussion groups. Miller has been working on the Facebook anonymous app since 2013.
At this point no one knows if the Facebook anonymous app will be part of the Facebook account or will be a separate app that won’t interact with any data like pictures and interests. This way it will remain 100% anonymous.
Facebook chose the “real name” policy as a way to differentiate from other social media platforms that appeared in the mid 2000s. There were plenty of social sites which were based on pseudonymity and anonymity. One of the sites is Reddit, which is still one of the biggest debates sites where users can share their personal experiences without giving out personal details about their life.
Facebook anonymous app will probably used for more sensitive issues, like health issues, but it will probably be more complex in the end. We’re really looking forward for more updates on the Facebook anonymous app and we’ll let you know as soon as that happens.
Some believe that the upcoming Facebook anonymous app will be a reaction to the latest social media platform Ello which doesn’t ask for the user’s real name. Could it be that Ello’s increasing popularity might be the reason why Facebook is developing the new anonymous app?
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