(NEWSER) – Facebook may have been peeved about people not using their real names on its main site, but it's apparently willing to try out anonymity on mobile devices. The company is said to be working on a stand-alone app that would allow users to interact without having to provide their real names, say sources who (fittingly) spoke on condition of anonymity to the New York Times.
The app, said to be scheduled for release over the next few weeks, is ostensibly designed to assure users they can comfortably discuss sensitive topics—perhaps health careor other subjects "in which not using one’s real name is beneficial," the sources say. The team has reportedly been experimenting with different incarnations of the app for the past year or so; it's unclear if and how the app would sync up with a user's main Facebook account.
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