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The Rooms feature in Messenger that Facebook began testing in September has been rolled out to users in Australia and Canada. The social network introduced a stand-alone Rooms application in October 2014, saying at the time that it was intended to bring users together to discuss topics of their choice with text, photos and videos, and without having to use their real names.
… were clearly not crowded enough, as the app was shelved in December 2015, along with fellow Facebook Creative Labs efforts Slingshot and Riff. “Developer evangelist” Chris Messina shared the following references to a Rooms feature that he discovered within the source code for Messenger with Josh Constine of TechCrunch: “Introducing rooms.” “Rooms…