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Facebook Unveiled New Messaging System, It’s Not Email [Update: 2x]

Today at Facebook event in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO) unveiled long awaited new "modern messaging system". Surprisingly, it's not an email service, it's a messaging system that uses email.

"This is not an email killer. This is a messaging experience that includes email as one part of it. It’s all about making communication simpler. This is the way that the future should work", Zuckerberg said.

Facebook Messages
Facebook believes a modern messaging system should contain these features:

  • Seamless
  • Informal
  • Simple & Short
  • Minimal
  • Immediate
  • Personal

Facebook's new messaging system has following three core features:

  1. Seamless Messaging
  2. Conversation History
  3. Social Inbox

Facebook New Messaging System

In a nutshell, they designed a messaging system which incorporates all communication formats we use - email, chat, SMS etc. Facebook is not calling this new messaging system as an email killer, however the company do believes that people over a period of time will adopt their new & effective form of communication.

Facebook will start giving out email addresses in next few months via invites. iPhone and Android apps are expected to be updated soon as well. Let's see if this new messaging system is really a game changer, or another flop like Google Wave. [Image via Mashable, via TNB]

Update1: Facebook New Messaging System Explain in a Video:

Update2: Now you can request an invitation to get your @facebook email address here.

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    Katee10 years, 10 months ago

    I recently updated my profile to Facebook new messaging system/email, but now “Sent” messages are completely gone! Many other message threads have disappeared as well. Is there anyway to show the sent messages again?

    I wonder WTH is wrong with Mark Zuckerberg!