While the focus of Mark Zuckerberg’s interview at d8 earlier this week centered around privacy, and Mark Zuckerberg’s awkward responses, there were some interesting takeaways. The most significant announcement was that there will be a Facebook iPad application at some point, something many iPad owners have wanted. However Zuckerberg didn’t provide any specific timeframe for the application.
Additionally, Mark Zuckerberg dismissed claims that Facebook was working on a full-fledged email product. Whether or not such a project existed at any point is unknow, but many within the company were quick to dismiss the project relatively early on.
One question that we’re left wondering though is: when will Facebook improve their messaging product? For many users, the volume of messages received through the product are unmanageable. However Facebook clearly has an incentive for keeping the product as-is: it increases the likelihood that users wil need to log in to the site to check on their messages.
While users can now respond to messages via email, those messages will still remain in the user’s inbox. The bottom line is that it would be great if Facebook’s messaging platform had some more features, but for now, don’t expect those features to evolve into a full fledged inbox.
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