Facebook declared plans in this month to offer users a fully functioning e-mail service that will be available sometime in upcoming weeks. Users will be able to get "@facebook.com" e-mail address, which will be able to receive messages from other e-mail service providers too.
The e-mail service is being called a potential "Gmail killer." The move is the latest in an ongoing battle between Facebook and Google, which says it will offer more social networking features in response to Facebook's growing popularity.
The service will be able to pull in text messages and instant chats, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, will play a significant role in electronic communication in the future.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Facebook's new venture into e-mail will increase healthy competition. Also, he continues that "More competition is always good because competition makes the market larger," told the Washington Post.
According to a 2009 Pew Internet and American Life Project survey, text messaging has become the primary form of communication for U.S. teens. "We don't think a modern messaging system is going to be e-mail," Zuckerberg said in a press statement.
Well, Most of the people are ready to welcome the new service, while the others say “I hate change”.