Most of you would be eagerly waiting to hear about the Facebook event, which as recently reported, was to unveil an email service. The service, tagged as ‘Project Titan’ is introduced as a modern messaging system, which according to the company would takeover the Internet communication model.
Even though the newly unveiled service is not an email service, Project Titan will surely compete with Gmail and other email service providers. Users are provided with the ‘@facebook.com’ domain as the company looks forward to revolutionize the way people use the Internet to communicate.
Those present at the Facebook Event termed, Mark Zuckerberg’s announced a lengthy one. Zuckerberg stressed that Project Titan is the future of communication. Zuckerberg further denied previous reports that the new service is an ”email killer”. The CEO had words for the media on Facebook and Google relationship, as he told:
I think Gmail’s a really good product…we just think that this simpler kind of message is how people will shift their communication. We don’t expect anyone to shut down their Yahoo account and switch to Facebook tomorrow. This is the way that the future should work…maybe [in the future] e-mail isn’t as important a part as it was before.
A look at the new messaging system:
The new Facebook system is based on three principles; Seamless messaging, Conversation history and Social inbox. Seamless messaging combines the various methods of communicating into a one single place – SMS, chat, email, Facebook IM etc. While Conversation History will run in a single thread, providing users access to history of chat, email etc in a single place just like Twitter instead of multiple thread over different applications. Each conversation is presented in a way which details information of a individual person over time. Social Inbox presents a spam filter. The intelligent feature delivers the message according to the importance and ranks by the amount you interact with another Facebook user.
While the new service is not an email service, users have been provided with an option of a Facebook email address. The service brings in an interface which looks pretty similar to Microsoft Outlook while allowing users to offer attachments.
While the service has officially been launched, users won’t be able to gain access immediately as the feature is being rolled out as an invite only to test the system which will use feedback and later implement it fully, in the coming months.
via [Digital Trends]