The host can add specific friends to the room, similar to Facebook’s existing ad-hoc private group chat feature.

Así podrás chatear con gente, sin spam y sin anónimos!

Muy pronto mas novedades sobre esta quedada tan especial! Ahora para mayor comodidad y seguridad, cuando entres al chat con un nick ya registrado, te pediremos la contraseña para validar que es tuyo !!

Figuring out the best way to handle privacy when people who aren’t friends interact in a chat room may be one of Facebook’s goals for the test.

A mid-sized group of Facebook employees including some of the existing chat team have been working on the feature.

This works similar to the chat feature within Facebook Groups, where anyone in the Group can join a discussion.

The use of the news feed to spread and grow rooms takes advantage of Facebook’s ubiquity and the relatively large number of a person’s friends likely to be browsing the feed at any given time.

Reminiscent of the old AOL chat rooms, it could get Facebook users to meet friends of friends and spend more time on the site.

Facebook verified with me that it’s testing the feature, but wouldn’t comment on details beyond saying “we do test things from time to time with a small percentage of users.” These tests can be a small as a fraction of a percent of all users, and are sometimes isolated to particular countries, so it’s unlikely you’ll see this in your own Facebook unless the feature does well and receives a wider roll out.

Hosts can set privacy restrictions to limit who is allowed to join their room, and can expel people they don’t want present.