Facebook has been working on ‘Gmail Killer’ and Tech Crunch recently reported Facebook is going to announce this on Monday. It is human tendency to not accept monopoly and Facebook is feeding to those thoughts!
One big advantage Facebook has is, it has millions of users across the world already to use it’s new product. I remember reading somewhere that Facebook might enable email to all the current users by default and make them use it. Well, there’s already enough hype which will make every current user to at least try once!
But, when we look at Gmail, it’s been around from years and is a very matured platform now. Gmail is feature rich & almost has no flaws in it. Gmail has seamless integration with Android which is taking over the mobile OS market share. And more importantly we all have our years old emails already with Gmail. I’m damn sure Facebook would come up with tools to migrate all your emails. But, question is, can Facebook really take on Gmail in just one shot?
Out of curiosity I hit the URL http://mail.facebook.com and I was presented with Microsoft Outlook Web-access!! That means Facebook is using Microsoft exchange server for internal emails!!