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Facebook takes messaging to a new level (images)

CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the wraps off Facebook's latest innovation, "seamless messaging" that lets users communicate among e-mail, chat or SMS clients.
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CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the wraps off Facebook's latest innovation, "seamless messaging." The company's new e-mail system is built to work with Facebook IM and other IM and SMS systems.

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The three areas of today's announcement include "seamless messaging," conversation history, and social inboxes.

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Seamless messaging allows you and your friend to use different messaging systems to carry on a conversation.

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Seamless messaging allows a person who prefers to communicate by e-mail to send a message to a person who is using chat. When the chatter returns the message in chat, it takes the form of an e-mail.

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You can also communicate with a person using SMS on a cell phone.

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Facebook engineer Andrew Bosworth shows off the new Facebook e-mail addresses.

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The new Facebook allows you to categorize friends who will go into your regular inbox. Communication from others will go into a separate one.

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The new system makes it easy to categorize your messages.

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