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It’s official. Soon you’ll be able to adopt your very own “facebook.com” email address.
Facebook announced a new all-in-one messaging tool on Monday, after much speculation that the social networking giant was planning a so-called “Gmail-killer.
But CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressed that his company’s new service offers a whole lot more than just email. The new tool allows users to send instant and text messages in addition to standard email and Facebook notes, he said.
“This is not an email killer. This is a messaging system that includes email as one part of it,” Zuckerberg told reporters at a press gathering in San Francisco.
Jerry Yang, the chief executive of Yahoo, will step down from his role as soon as the board finds a replacement, the company said.
“The company is in desperate need of change and this is clearly one way to do it,” said Ross Sandler, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets.