Facebook Updates Rooms iPhone App

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If you'll recall, Facebook launched a standalone app called Rooms in October. This is not to be confused with Groups, which it has since launched.

Facebook described rooms as "inspired by both the ethos of early web communities and the capabilities of modern smartphones.” It's basically like forums, which you access via QR code. More on how it works here.

The app, which is only available for iOS, just got an update. Here's what's new (via iTunes):

Sounds: Pick a custom sound for members to hear when they tap the like button—more than 50 options!

Activity dashboard: Track activity in your room, including total time spent in the room and posts, comments, and likes over the last week.

Push notifications: Get messages on your phone when somebody posts to a room you’re in. Turn them on or off in Settings.

Bug fixes: We fixed a bunch of things to make Rooms work better and faster.

No word on when Facebook might launch the app for Android. That probably depends on how much traction it can gain on iOS. At least Groups, which is based on established feature launched on both platforms.


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