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Facebook introducing new messaging service

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

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 15, 2010 at 6:26 pm CST (0 mins, 45 secs time to read)

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

Facebook introducing new messaging service |

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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Anthony Garreffa

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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