Facebook the largest social networking site, will launch a new webmail service pretty soon, in fact, it’s rumored to be launched on Monday. This service will offer every Facebook user an @facebook.com email address Rumors regarding Facebook’s secret Project Titan have earlier surfaced on numerous occasions; however, this time it might make an appearance for real.
Facebook is hosting a special media event on Monday, November 15, where the company is expected to introduce this “email” service code-named Project Titan.
Facebook has not yet disclosed what it plans to announce at its press event, but the invitations do hint strongly towards an email or message-related service. If the social networking company does, in fact, roll out a new email service, it could challenge Gmail, Yahoo mail and Hotmail as the most popular online e-mail services.
With more than 500 million users, Facebook is larger than Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, and Gmail. Over the past few months, Facebook has beefed up many of its features such as its Photos, Events and launched a new location-based check-in feature. It has already become an integral and indispensable part of life for millions around the world, and launching an email service will only strengthen Facebook’s grip.
Assuming a new email service is on the way, that could account for a recent dispute between Facebook and Google over accessing contacts from Google Gmail user accounts. Google blocked Facebook users from moving their Gmail contacts to the social networking service, but a workaround has already surfaced that lets Facebook users get at their Gmail contacts.
Facebook isn’t dropping any more hints about its Monday event, so, for now, the word that a new email service will be launched should be considered speculation.