Facebook has just announced an updated messaging service that promises to take social networking activity to a new level. You get to decide on how you want to ‘converse’, through SMS, chat, email or Messages. They will receive your message in a real-time conversation, with no need to worry about which recipient prefers chatting over email etc.
Users will also be able to own an @facebook.com email address. There will not be a subject line though and you can’t mass forward mails among others, keeping things limited to just conversation. Messages and email addresses will be launched over the next few months.