Well, let’s talk about what’s inside the new Facebook Messages. On the new feature that Facebook they’ve put together all kinds of messaging you need, texts, chat and (the most interesting one) email in one place. This would give you more convenience on handling your social life in Facebook. The new Messages would be a central place for all your private conversations, which will be saved all your conversations for a later reference. Here are the key features they’ve added:
- Faster Interaction – If you’ve noticed on chats and comment boxes, there’s no more “send” buttons anymore. They’ve more like integrated it all together for faster interaction.
- Integrated Communication – Hah! Now this is what I’m talking about, texts, email, chat, comments quickly appears, almost live.
- Smart Filtering – Hmmm, I’m kind of not into this feature. You won’t be able to read the whole conversation. If you’ve noticed conversations between your friends’ friend on his/her photo or something, people’s messages who aren’t close to you won’t be displayed on that conversation. I first thought the author of that conversation deleted it, but I was wrong. It’s a Facebook filtering system.
- Revamped Search – Faster search system.
- Adding People to Group Conversations – You can now add your friends to a group of conversations just like Skype.
- Forwarding – Just like emails, you can forward messages to your friends now for easier reference. You don’t have to copy the message and send it to a friend anymore!
- Unsubscribing or Removing Yourself from a Conversation – Well this should be there if people add you to a group conversation and you don’t like the conversation, you could always remove yourself from that conversation.
- Sending Attachments – This is the coolest feature they’ve added. As they say, save the best for last. Hehe. Just like emails (should you choose to create your @facebook.com address), you can attach photos, videos, links and now, external files too!
How do I claim my @facebook.com e-mail address then?
Just go to your Messages view (<–or click the link) and click “Claim your Facebook email” link. Your email address will match your current Facebook username. Here’s an example:
If you haven’t created your Facebook Account Setting and change/create it there.
Once you’ve successfully claimed your email address, your friends could now send you traditional emails from (Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc…) and vise versa but if you send an email to your friends, it will look like Facebook. It was designed to be like that.
*Note: If you haven’t received an invite from your friend to claim the your own @facebook.com email address, just be patient. Facebook is integrating it to the users slowly and surely. If your friend already had invited you, that means your queue is on the way.
That’s it! Enjoy!