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Facebook's Plan To Build A Real Email System And Attack Gmail

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

Friday, February 5, 2010
14 years ago2,710 views

<<Mike Arrington brings us news that Facebook is working on a full-fledged email product, with the aim of eventually killing Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail and other web-based email systems.

This is brilliant.


Because Facebook is ideally positioned to build a gigantic web-based mail and messaging system. It is much better positioned, in fact, than Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and any other competitor.>>

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

The other week I was wishing that the Facebook Inbox was more like Gmail. I wanted to archive the messages or at least sort them. So hopefully this will improve.

I could easily see Hotmail users switching to their Facebook email accounts, but to be a Gmail killer they're going to have to pull one hell of a great email client out of the bag.

One problem: Facebook currently requires an email address to sign up for an account :P

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I don't think it will be a big threat to GMail, while it might be a big threat for Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and AOL Mail.

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mrrix32
I think we will use the usernames which is used in the profile URL ( instead of emails.

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