We all know that Facebook is one of the most widely used social networking platforms today. But it does limit the user when it comes to email service as it does not provide any such mechanism. Thus, this does prevent the user from going all Facebook when it comes to performing online tasks and interactions. But such situations seem to be coming to an end now because Facebook has started moving towards its own email service. Yup, this sounds true. The social networking giant is all set to catch up MySpace by the provision of a full webmail interface for users in Facebook Email Service known as Project Titan.
Many of the users are having the opinion that till now Gmail was tied together with Facebook for using Facebook, but now it seems that the time has come when Facebook wants to replace such an existing setup. This might be the path they have been craving for. With the provision already for instant messaging, this new upcoming email services can actually make users (at least some if not all) abandon Gmail for the new email service.
The new email service has been actually a long overdue addition to the product portfolio of Facebook. As a matter of fact, the other social networking giant MySpace had offered its users the facility of using webmail in the year of 2008, and thus it does seem that Facebook is lagging behind in this cold war of social networking by two years. Now all the users might be just wondering that there shall be all similarity between the email services of MySpace and that of Facebook.
But, it has come to information that there is going to be one huge differentiator between MySpace’s webmail and Facebook’s. The most apparent one would be that the new upcoming webmail service will be a part of the world’s most popular social network that is, the Facebook. The other difference is that the Facebook users will be provided with the provision of the use of OP or IMAP for the purpose of accessing their email using a desktop email client or on their phone.
This new important genre had been taken over by Facebook even when it had released its IM product. Because the users will be provided to have open access to their email and IM services, thus there is a possibility that Facebook “may replace Gmail in users’ lives without it being a huge hassle.” But, this seems rather controversial as because most of the users who prefer Gmail do have the opinion that they like Gmail because of Gmail’s interface which is minimal in nature and outlook and also for its ability to provide pen access to the messages.
According to Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, the project to bring webmail to Facebook is being called Project Titan. He says that employees are also calling it the Gmail killer. The edge which Facebook has got over Gmail is that it will provide for including pictures of your friends and already having many of your contacts built right in. but is it enough to replace Gmail?