Facebook unveils new messaging service, claims email is 'too formal'

Facebook has just announced its updated messaging service at their event this morning, where the next evolution of Messages intends to bring your social networking activity to a totally new level. In fact, you get to decide on how you want to ‘converse’ with your mates, whether it is through SMS, chat, email or Messages. They will receive your message via the medium or device of choice in a real-time conversation, and you need not fret over which recipient prefers chatting over email or otherwise. Not only that, users will also be able to own an @facebook.com email address if they want, but bear in mind that Messages is not email. You won’t be able to have a subject line to it, and there is no such thing as a BCC for you to mass forward mails among others, keeping things limited to just an actual conversation. Messages and email addresses will be launched over the next few months, so look out for an invitation before you spread the love! [Press Release]

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