Not content with redesigning its homepage for the forty-billionth time, Facebook is powering into 2010 with yet more changes up its two-tone sleeves. A full revamp of its unreliable photo uploader will be welcomed with sobbing relief by users with thousands of unshared pics of them drinking, but it's a huge overhaul of the messaging inbox that could have the biggest consequences.
A source told TechCrunch that the email project will go toe-to-toe with Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo, with addresses tied to your vanity URL -- so ours will be email@example.com. It will also reportedly support POP and IMAP, meaning you can access mail through a smart phone app.
Meanwhile, our colleagues at official announcement, Facebook stressed that stability was a key element in the plug-in's development.have reported that a new photo uploader (pictured) will be rolling out soon to users who opt in on the prototype page. Unlike the current Java version, the new uploader requires a browser plug-in. That's irritating, but it does mean you can leave Facebook while your photos are uploading. In its
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