According to the official release, Facebook is shutting down its mail service immediately. Any emails that will be sent to users @facebook.com address – which all Facebook users had upon signing up for the social network- will now be forwarded to the email address that users used while signing up for their Facebook account.
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The reason behind this surprise move is simple. Just ask yourself a question: Have you been using Facebook‘s mail service lately? No. Yeap, this answer applies to almost everyone registered on the social network.
[quote]We’re making this change because most people haven’t been using their Facebook email address, and we can focus on improving our mobile messaging experience for everyone.[/quote]
When it was first introduced in 2010, Facebook Messages incorporated email, text messages and chat — all weaved under one umbrella called Facebook Messenger. However, people seemed to reject the idea of Facebook mail and turn to messaging services instead. Right now, following the acquisition of WhatsApp , Facebook seems that it wants to emphasize its move towards this direction as well.
Have you been using Facebook mail?
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