Facebook is retiring its email service

Remember Facebook’s email service? It seems that the social network giant is going to retire its email service, having begun to notify users that all of the email which was sent to the @facebook.com address will eventually be forwarded to the primary email address on file. Of course, Facebook users have the option of turning off the forwarding feature that has been turned on by default if they so desire. 

Facebook is retiring its email service and has begun notifying users that all email sent to their @facebook.com address will soon be forwarded to their primary email address on file. Facebook users can turn off the forwarding feature, which is on by default. Users without a primary email address on Facebook won’t receive forwarded messages, but it’s pretty unlikely that they’re missing anything. “Most people have not been using their @facebook.com email address,” said a Facebook spokesperson, who confirmed that the update effectively retires the social network’s email service.

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