In a webcast @ Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook announced a messaging service coined as ‘Facebook Social Messaging’ which he introduces as not e-mail, but modern messaging which is said to be seamless, informal, immediate, personal, simple and minimal.  With over 550 million users, Facebook has been in news from quiet a few days. First it was a Columbia production “The Social Network” a movie based on how Facebook born, that propelled the heat about Facebook and a few days later the announcement of the Facebook mail (Project Titan) which was earlier perceived as a Gmail Killer.


Facebook Email or Messaging services integrates all your conversations into a single place. Every user gets a @Facebook.com Email ID  and its going to be your username@facebook.com and the messaging service would be informal enough to clutter out  subject lines, no cc, no bcc, etc. Just send a message by hitting the Enter key. The new Messages interface also interweaves your chats, texts and emails. It’s a central place to control all of your private communication, both on and off Facebook. Now when you view a conversation, you’re actually looking at a complete history of all the communication you’ve shared with that person on Facebook — it’s like having an ongoing record of your friendship. The messages services includes some of features like Attachments, adding people to group conversation, smart filtering which will allow to filter the messages according to your preferences and other such features.


The 3 major features of Facebook’s new messaging or Email service are: Seamless Messaging, Conversation History, and Social Inbox.

Seamless Messaging

  • Real Time conversations
  • People can share with friends over email, whether they’re on Facebook or not.
  • No subject lines, no cc, no bcc, and you can send a message by hitting the Enter key.
  • More like a conversation.

Conversation History

  • All messages from a particular friend will be together in one place, whether they are sent over chat, email or SMS.
  • You can see everything you’ve discussed with each friend as a single conversation.

The Social Inbox

  • Inbox will only contain messages from your friends and their friends.
  • All other messages will go into an Other folder where you can look at them separately.
  • If someone you know isn’t on Facebook, that person’s email will initially go into the Other folder.
  • You can easily move that conversation into the Inbox, and all the future conversations with that friend will show up there.
  • You can also change your account settings to be even more limited and bounce any emails that aren’t exclusively from friends.

Facebook Messaging services are currently invitation based only. To try out new Facebook Email service, request an invitation at Facebook:

Request for Facebook Messaging Services Invitation!

More information @ Facebook Blog : http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=452288242130

Although we dint liked the invitation idea… we would be waiting to get one soon. if you have one do share with us.

One thought on “Facebook announces FB Messaging Services”

  1. Yet another way to track everything ever said to you and from you. I’m completely sick of having my every move monitored by fb! Absolutely hate it! Once again fb just forges ahead with ‘PROGRESS’, without any input from users. Wtg fb!
    Hate it!

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