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Facebook introducing new messaging service

Facebook to bring new messaging system - email and chat clients cry

By: Anthony Garreffa from Nov 15, 2010 @ 18:26 CST

Mark Zuckerberg calls the new messaging system a "modern messaging system" - I call it "about damn time".


Mark says it's not a new email system, email is "too formal" - the new system is designed to be seamless, simple and short when compared to email. Mark adds "We think we should take features away from messaging -- it should be simple."

The new Facebook messaging system will handle email and users can have an email address - it also integrates SMS, IM and Facebook messages. All flavors of communication roll into one including history between them all into threads.

Facebook is also introducing something it calls "social inbox" - it uses your Facebook contact list to automatically built whitelists for important messages. At the moment, there's no IMAP support - but it's coming. The new messaging system will be rolled out slowly over the next few months.


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