Facebook’s Messaging System Explained via Video

I received my @facebook.com e-mail address recently (but it’s not e-mail?) and, while I don’t often blog about Facebook SEO, I thought this video was worth sharing.

The new Facebook Messages can integrate chat, texts and email into one place. No matter how a user talks to someone, all messages can be streamlined into a single, continuous thread. Perhaps the biggest part of today’s announcement is that users will now have the option of creating a public email address which will allow them to receive messages on Facebook. Modeled after Facebook Chat, the focus of this feature is on creating a simpler, faster experience for people to communicate with their friends. Email compatibility is simply a way to allow those who use Facebook to communicate with people who prefer to use a standard email clients.

The new Messages design will be rolled out to all Facebook users gradually, so if you haven’t yet, you should see steps to opt-in soon. If you want to access the new design early, visit this page to learn more about the new Messages product and request an invitation to opt-in (invitations will be sent pending availability).

Have you received your @facebook e-mail address yet? Do you think its a game changer? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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