Say goodbye to Facebook e-mail

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Facebook announced Monday that it’s getting rid of its @facebook.com e-mail service.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Credit: James Martin/CNET)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
(Credit: James Martin/CNET)

E-mail service, you say? Yes, the social network actually had a service for e-mail addresses that users could get when they signed up — not to be confused with Facebook Messages, Chat, or Messenger. Very few people actually used the service, according to the social network, hence, its retirement.

A Facebook spokesperson told CNET that the social network has started notifying people who use their @facebook.com e-mail accounts that the “feature is changing.”

Now, when someone sends an e-mail to a Facebook address, it will no longer go to Messages, but rather to people’s primary e-mail address linked with the social network, like Gmail or Yahoo. “We’re making this change because most people haven’t been using their Facebook e-mail address, and we can focus on improving our mobile messaging experience for everyone,” the spokesperson told CNET.