Brand New Facebook Messaging

Whoa! The rumors have come true yet again. Mark Zuckerberg just announced a brand new Facebook Messaging product which is a combination of 3 things 

  1. Seamless Messaging system – Facebook’s social inbox handles email, but also SMS and IM.
  2. Conversation History – the new service will have a single conversation history for all your communication with a person, regardless of whether it comes via email, SMS, IM etc.
  3. Social Inbox – Because Facebook knows who your friends are, you can see only messages that are really relevant.

It’s not email. It’s Social messaging!

Mark says it’s not email, but email is just a part of it. It’s social messaging which is email + chat + sms, all of which are seamlessly integrated. 
Social Inbox is an inbox for filtering the messages you want to see from friends. Interestingly enough, Facebook is handing out e-mail addresses to all users. 
Here are the keys to what a modern messaging system needs according to Zuckerberg: 
  • seamless 
  • informal 
  • immediate 
  • personal 
  • simple 
  • minimal 
  • short mail invites 

Well, just like Google Facebook is going the invite way. To start off, few people will be getting the invites to test the messaging system. So you might have to wait a while (few months may be) to try it out.

the brand new Facebook Messaging system will be an invite only feature to start with. The complete roll-out of Facebook Messages will take a few months, so it’s better to request for an invite if you are desperate to try it out as soon as possible. 

All you need to do is hit “Request” button at the bottom right of the page and you must receive the invite soon. How soon it’s gonna be remains to be seen. Hope it won’t turn into a wild, mad rush like we used to have for Google products.

To get the Facebook Messages invites, click here.



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