Now any Facebook user can get unique @facebook.com email address for sending and receiving messages. It will be your social inbox where focus will be on actual message and sender. There are no usual email elements like subject lines, cc and bcc as found in popular email service providers like Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Live Hotmail. You can also strictly control who can send you message at your @facebook.com email address.
Setup @facebook.com email ID address
1. Since this is a new feature, to get early access you can request for email messages feature for your facebook account. Login into Facebook account and click here to open request webpage. Then click invite button at bottom right.
2. Once your invite is approved, goto messages in your Facebook account. On the messages page you should see “claim your Facebook email’ option at the top of the webpage.
3. Click on ‘Claim your Facebook email’ option and you should small pop-up window with message “Receive emails as a part of your Facebook conversations. Your email address will match your public username.”
Your Facebook username will be default email address ID of your Facebook account. For example: Is your Facebook username is idavinder (facebook.com/idavinder), then your new Facebook email ID will be email@example.com
If you do not have unique username assigned to Facebook account, then you can setup Facebook username URL first and then repeat above steps. Please note, once you select any username for your Facebook account, it can never be changed – so be careful.
Video How-to: activate & setup new Facebook email ID
Once your Facebook email is setup, you can share your Facebook email ID. All email messages from friends will land in messages section of your Facebok account.
Facebook email messages: Points to note
1. Facebook email messages are not like traditional email messages. It does not contain email title or subject line. Just send quick message to any friend.
2. Messages are not grouped according to date or subject line (as there are no subject lines). All messages are grouped according to sender’s name.
4. It is a simpler form of email service where focus is on ease of text communication based on sending users rather than message contents. [Originally Published on Nov 16, 2010 – Updated On July 28, 2011]