Mark Zuckerberg has just launched a new modern messaging system – “It’s not e-mail”, he says. So what is it? It reminds me a bit of Google Wave 🙂 Facebook e-mail will be rolling out over the next few months, but it’s invite only :O Facebook wants you to spend more time on Facebook – and yeah, it will work with gmail. Lucky me 🙂
Facebook is already big on messaging:
- 350 million people use messaging on facebook
- 4 billion messages are sent every day (including IMs) – and growing.
Mark Zuckerberg thinks that the next generation of messages are:
Facebook is answering these points by launching “the new modern messaging system”. Three main aspects will create this:
- Seamless messaging – IM/chat, messages, text and e-mail.
- Conversation history
- Social inbox
“We don’t think a modern messaging system will be e-mail”
And: Everyone gets a facebook e-mail adress e.g: Username@facebook.com Employees of Facebook will use fb.com e-mail addresses.
Will this be a flop like Google Wave?
I don’t know yet, but if this “Notmail” system demands change in behaviour and a lot of new stuff to learn, it will be a disaster for Facebook. Keep it simple and relevant.
More about the new “not e-mail”