Facebook announced today that they will be rolling out a new messaging system, which is supposed to be an innovative, simple take on email. The best part in my eyes is that you will now be able to have an @facebook.com email address.
Some of the new features we will soon be seeing are:
Seamless messaging: You can be reached easily anywhere anytime, be it email, SMS, or IM. You don’t have to email a friend, or IM a friend. You send a message and check the box to choose what contact medium you wish to use.
Conversation history: All those conversations are in one long stream that will be similar to the new “see friendship” option, only it will be far more private. So now you can hold on to you all your messages for eternity. Instead of having some conversations on email, some on texts, some in IM, you get them all in one place.
Social inbox: Facebook can give you good filtering based on your friends. You will get three options — messages, other, and spam. Messages will come from people that you’re friends with on Facebook. Other will be everything else. And spam is, well spam.
These services will starts rolling out today to select users and will most likely spread to everyone in the next few months.