Facebook Said To Be Readying Anonymity App

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Facebook is said to be preparing a new standalone app that will enable users to communicate with one another anonymously, apparently not unlike apps of the moment Whisper and Secret.

This comes from The New York Times, which cites two people briefed on the plans, and says the app, being led by product manager Josh Miller, will be released in the coming weeks.

It also says the people familiar with the plans believe it will "be useful into health community discussions".

This, of course, follows recent reports that Facebook may be getting into the healthcare realm, as it's said to have been holding meetings with medical industry experts and entrepreneurs, and is setting up an R&D unit to test new health apps.

The new app, however, won't be limited to healthcare, according to the NYT's report.

Facebook has faced controversy in recent weeks over its policy on drag queen names. The company has historically wanted people to use their legal names rather than names they have adopted, but the company recently said it will be reworking its policy.

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