The new messaging platform of Facebook has been revealed in a glorified event on November 15. Reportedly, the revamped Facebook Messages combines email, SMS, chat and direct messages on the social network in once place. With this new platform, people can easily communicate online and the technology is irrelevantly utilized. Facebook said that the new Messages is not an email-killer because of being labeled for some weeks ago. Nevertheless, all Facebook users who want to get this new service will be provided with an @facebook.com email address.
According to Joel Seligstein, a Facebook engineer, the coming evolution of Messages has been released: and users can choose various ways to talk with their friends through SMS, chat, email or Messages. Social inbox and conversation history will be focused on their Facebook friends and their friends which is natural way for the social network. All conversations are moved to Messages” and “Other.” If users receive messages from those who are not on Facebook, these messages will be moved to the Other folder. However, the conversation can only be moved permanently to the Messages folder when users know exactly who sent them messages. In addition, they can customize their privacy settings and do not receive any messages from strange people. Furthermore, Facebook will save all conversations irrespective of their medium. Thanks to this, users can look for their conversation history even if the messages were sent by SMS or through Facebook chat.
Although this will be done on Facebook, they can choose the way to receive their massages from their friends and family based on the platform they like to use. Users will receive a Facebook email address and will be able to send emails, but the social network does not offer a full-blown email service. Any email sent through Facebook will be a message sent through the built-in system without subject lines and more. Facebook said that the future of communications and messages should be simple and short. Therefore, the tools need offering the basic functionality as well as features and options that are necessary for users.