Facebook to Allow Comments via Email


It’s started to look as though Facebook will soon allow its users to comment on other users status updates without the inconvenience of having to actually, y’know, leaving the safety and comfort of their own mail client.

The whole thing is reminiscent of the release of Facebook Lite.

TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook’s latest move has already been rolled out to a very select group of users, having managed to narrow down about four tweets that mention users have noticed that they can already use Facebook’s latest addition. If nothing else, this could well be a godsend for those desperate to keep up to date and in the mix with Facebook from offices where the social networking service has been blocked.

Facebook has confirmed that it’s already rolling out the functionality in the same way as it did with Facebook Lite, offering the service to a very select group of users before it rolls out in a wider scale. Whether intentional or not, the fact that Facebook rolls out these new features to such select groups of users means that the service always manages to drum up a enough jealousy-fuelled hype to make sure its updates garner a bit of interest before they see general release.

For now, there’s no word on just when we can expect to see the new feature rolled out to the rest of us, but it’s certainly an interesting one. We’re also more than a little curious to see how Facebook implements the new reply-by-mail option, given that it will likely mean less advertising for it… less traffic directly to Facebook for replies could mean less money made by Facebook, though we’d imagine they’ve got all of that sorted out already, or they’d not be testing.

For now there’s relatively little to know about when this update will hit, but we’d imagine it can’t be too far off if it’s already being rolled out to some users, especially considering the fact that it’s relatively simple.


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