17/11/2010 § 3 Comments

Monday it was announced that Facebook was implementing a new messaging service. This service is supposed to combine, email, chat,SMS, and messages into one convenient location.Facebook will provide an address to any user who wants it and will provide seamless messaging.

‘They will receive your message through whatever medium or device is convenient for them, and you can both have a conversation in real time.  You shouldn’t have to remember who prefers IM over email or worry about which technology to use.  Simply choose their name and type a message.” (Facebook blog)Messaging isn’t email. There isn’t any CC or BC lines. Instead this is a way to message and keep up with all contact with each friend. It is more like a running chat and enables you to message faster. “Messages is built for communicating with your friends, so it made sense to organize primarily around people.  All of your messages with someone 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.” (Facebook Blog).

Even people who aren’t on Facebook will still be able to show up on your Messages Feed. “With new Messages, your 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.” (Facebook Blog).

This is really a revolutionary idea and will change the face of messaging. It seems really convenient and easy and also allows for all your friends, facebookers and non facebookers alike to be organised into one central hub.


For more information and for an informative video visit the Facebook Blog.


§ 3 Responses to

  • kewood10 says:

    I am so excited about this new Facebook messaging thing. I think it is going to be so cool and possibly take social networking to the next level. It seems like it will help people stay connected and organized no matter what format of communication they are using. I have heard many people saying that this move by Facebook will be the end of E-mail but I don’t think so. I think it will take a lot for that to happen. For me personally I see Facebook as more of a social thing and use e-mail for my professional interaction. But we will see that happens. I can’t wait to try it!

  • jgjonespr says:

    Hey Jessica! Thanks so much for providing this information. I had no idea! This will definitely be something that I will take full advantage of. It is definitely hard having my 2 emails plus facebook separate. It would be nice to have them all in one place. Do you know if they will be doing this for businesses on facebook? That would be awesome! It just makes me wonder, “what will they think of next?” Facebook seems to be like Apple. They are always ahead of the game, pushing new limits and exploring the unknown. This makes them the leaders while everyone else is trying to keep up.

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