Facebook is working on an anonymity-focused app

With all the personal information that’s on Facebook, sometimes a user just wants to be anonymous when going online. With this in mind, Facebook is planning release a new mobile application that will allow Facebook users to interact with each other anonymously. The new app, which will be released in the new few weeks, sidesteps Facebook’s recent history of having users put more of their personal information into their profiles to connect more with friends and family.

Facebook has long attempted to be the place where, above all else, you try to be yourself. Soon, Facebook will allow you to be yourself, but under a different name. The company is working on a stand-alone mobile application that allows users to interact inside of it without having to use their real names, according to two people briefed on Facebook’s plans, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the project. The app, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks, reveals a different, experimental take on Facebook’s long-established approach to identity. Facebook has pushed its main site as a way to establish your online identity, and to map out the connections you have to other friends and family, both on and offline.


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