Rooms – facebook's attempt to kill online forums?


Create a room for whatever you’re into. Pick a topic, customize the look and feel, choose a different nickname for each room you’re in and share your room with others. Rooms is perfect for the things you love and interests that makes you unique.


Set up a podcast and other types of communities?
(Allen - Watchman Monitoring) #2

I don’t see how to join one online?

Is there reply-by-email support?

and i assume there’ll be ads there.

and it’s not hosted on servers which I can control.

I don’t this as any kind of threat.


we’ll just have to see what the users want to use

(Jeff Atwood) #4

hasn’t this been out for a while?

(Neil) #5

Looks as if they released it last year (2014) on October 23rd.*/

(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #6

I don’t think they’re doing very well. It started off as iPhone-only (so I haven’t gotten the chance to try it), and hasn’t changed since.

  • Presumably you can’t just pack up and leave as you please, because you don’t own your data.
  • It’s iPhone only, which means your community is always going to be limited to a specific subset of users.
  • I’m assuming there’s no way they’ll ever let you log in with anything but your Facebook account.

I could go on but I feel like I shouldn’t have to…

(Jeff Atwood) #7

Rooms will be closing its doors on December 23, 2015. After then, you’ll no longer be able to post. You’ll still be able to delete any content you’ve posted.

(Jeff Atwood) closed #8