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Facebook Announces A New Messaging System

Facebook Announces A New Messaging System

November 16, 2010
Facebook has announced a new “modern messaging system” which its creators hope will change how each of us views communication. The new service was announced by Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The system integrates a user's email, chat, SMS and messaging all within one application. According to TechCrunch:
Here are the keys to what a modern messaging system needs according to Zuckerberg:
  • seamless
  • informal
  • immediate
  • personal
  • simple
  • minimal
  • short
To do that, Facebook has created three key things: Seamless messaging, conversation history, and a social inbox. Essentially, they’ve created a way to communicate no matter what format you want to use: email, chat, SMS — they’re all included.
While the service will allow anyone to receive an email address, it isn’t required. The new system will work with any email address.

The new service is expected to be released in a few months.

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