Facebook Message email notifications now include the actual Message


Facebook just pushed a feature that will be welcomed by heavy users of Facebook messaging:  actually being able to view the message contents in the notification email Facebook sends to let you know that a new message has arrived.

(Annoying, however, is that while you can see the message body in the email, you still can’t see the message subject – that remains “XXX sent you a message on Facebook…”)

This means that Facebook message management just got a little easier… while you still can’t star, file, search, or label your Facebook messages in Facebook, at least you can now do it a little more easily in Gmail!

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11 Responses to “Facebook Message email notifications now include the actual Message”

  1. James Prime says:

    Check this one out:


  2. Jamie says:

    While I know some will absolutely love this feature, I myself (a heavy user of Facebook) am very disappointed. The whole appeal for Facebook for myself is to see that I had some activity on my Facebook (hence the reason I opt to be notified) so I can go check it out. It’s about the suspense and excitement about “seeing” what your friends have done. If I wanted the message in the notification, I’d just have them send me an email. Facebook is forgetting there’s a whole emotional set that goes into why people use their site over email, MySpace, instant messengers, and blogs – just to name a few.

  3. Name says:

    I sent this chick a message and she never messaged me back, that bitch! I’m going to go jump off the empire state building now!

  4. Inside Facebook » Facebook Launches Inbox Search (Screenshot) says:

    [...] reasonable usable for users who want to use it manage a significant portion of their communication. Only last December did Facebook add message contents to Facebook message email [...]

  5. Jay says:

    Facebook require me to reset my email address ‘cos it seems to be lost. How do I reset my email address.

  6. http://www.insidefacebook.com says:

    Hi Facebook Team,
    I was chatting on Facebook with a friend this morning and a message popped up: A bust of a human head, a red circle and message said ” You are not allowed to do that” meaning me. What am I not allowed to do what? Only thing I can think of is I spelled the word crap! Is this why? If so, please email me and let me know.
    Have a great day,

  7. Tyler says:

    I got the same ” you are not allowed to do that” notification after typing the phrase “cool beans”

  8. Herbie Aviles says:

    Please remove me from Face book. Please close my account, or teach me how. Thank you.

  9. nick pickering says:

    hi there,i have had a friend request on facebook from Rima featheringham and i wish to add her as a friend and it wont let me do it,and it cant find her by her name,how can i add her as my friend.
    thanks facebook

  10. Lynda says:

    A friend new to facebook does not want notificiations in his email that he has a message on facebook waiting for him. Can he turn it off?

  11. onyemaluechi says:

    please i cant open my message inbox to read it since 1 week i noticed that,help me solve the problem to read what my friends sent to me.

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