As you might already know, Facebook rolled out their new messaging feature – a personalized email address (AllFacebook.com reported this on November 15th, 2010). I just got the notification that my Facebook email address had been set up this morning (here in Singapore) so I’ll just explain a bit on what I know about it.
It’s a location-based (but why?) upgrade I guess, similar to Facebook Places. It’s cool now that we all have a Facebook email address. For mine, they configured the email username to be the same as my profile URL (facebook.com/azharkamar) so it’s email@example.com.
So where do emails end up when you send it to firstname.lastname@example.org? The Facebook Messages Inbox of course.
Notification on the New Facebook Email
Just for fun, I’ll show you the screenshots on how I was notified.
Your Facebook Email Inbox
And then I replied from Facebook and this is how it ends up in my Google Apps email inbox: