I read an article on Wired about a month ago, and thought that adding live chat to Facebook was very interesting.
However, this morning, when I opened my Inbox to literally hundreds of emails that at first were notifying me I had been added to a live chat group then followed by people’s comments who ranged from being happy to outraged they had been added and wanted to know how to get out – started my day with a deeper investigation to what this new option was all about!
Here’s the short story version:
Did you know you can create your own chat rooms in Facebook now?
You can invite your own friends in, find more friends with common interests.
Create own rooms to push your products or review others.
Family friendly, work safe chats.
Here is a link to this new feature: http://apps.facebook.com/livegroupchat/
Now here is the inside lowdown:
Should you find yourself added to a new chat group that you do not want to participate in, watch this short video explaining how to opt out:
NOTE: The above video was provided by the live chat group who received the hundreds of How To I Get Out of Here posts on their wall, explaining what their options were