There's no question Facebook's decision to end chat in its flagship app will be a huge near-term blow to activity levels on its chat network.
Facebook said that it added the feature because people "Facebook has been sharply criticized in recent months for how live video has been used to stream suicides, murders, and other horrific acts.
The company has started rolling out changes to improve the reporting of live videos, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that Facebook would hire 3,000 more moderators to help keep offensive content off the platform.
Unlike Houseparty, you can only share a live stream with up to one other person at a time.
Another update announced on Tuesday will let viewers have a private conversation with friends while watching a live video.
Users can go from one conversation to another, seeing other users on their Android terminal.
If you like someone, you can continue talking with them.
And every time anyone opened that app, they were logged in to Facebook chat – until now.
Of course, having bought Whats App, Facebook can afford to take a short-term hit in chat.
AZAR - Random Video Chat is exactly what its name suggests it is: an app that lets you have random video conversations with other users.
In other words, it's a sort of hybrid between Badoo and Chatroulette.
Instead, they sometimes turn to competitors like Snap Chat and one-time competitors like Facebook-owned Whats App."A skeptical view of the decisions is that this is Facebook is trying to build an escape pod to a better place as the mother ship starts to stall out," says Eric Eldon, co-founder of Inside Facebook, former editor-in-chief of Tech Crunch, and a longtime journalist.