Facebook continues to roll out new features all the time. And a new function that you may have seen pop up late is Facebook rooms.
I have decided to blog about this new feature and not add it to the self-study course and I will explain below why.
With rooms Facebook is creating something like Zoom. I think most of you are familiar with Zoom. They already have some text messages services in Whatsapp and Messenger [both can be used for audio and video calls as well on mobile not on desktop]
So should you use this as a therapist?
Absolutely not! And for two reasons.
Facebook does not have a good record when it comes to privacy. They are in the market to make money. Never forget that. Now most functions on Facebook you can use to build a relationship with your followers. But Facebook is NOT meant for actually therapy! They will gather data about you and the other people in the room. It is in their policy that they will share data with third parties. So even when they say the room is private because you can invite whom you want and then lock it. It does not mean that your data is safe from Facebook.
Rooms are not end-to-end encrypted. So they do not meet the standards we set for therapy platforms.
So this new feature may be a fun way to chat with friends but something to stay away from as a therapist. If you want to do a webinar you are better off using zoom or Jitsimeet. And I do not concider this a tool for therapists to add to their repertoire.
Now very soon Facebook will be rolling out a complete shop within a facebook page and that is something that I am looking forward to and will tell you more about when it’s here.
If you would like to read more please have a look at this article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2020/04/26/facebooks-messenger-rooms-is-not-actually-all-that-private-heres-why/#34543f4b0980