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Facebook Messages by the Numbers

According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is currently speaking at an event preceding the Web 2.0 Summit, the number of messages sent on Facebook is outpacing the growth of Facebook itself.

In his remarks, Zuckerberg revealed that 350 million users make use of Facebook messages, sending 4 billion a day — that’s personal messages, not messages from Pages or Groups.

Due to the rapid growth of Facebook messaging — and the increasingly anachronistic nature of e-mail (in his opinion) — Zuckerberg plans to revamp the service. “We don’t think a modern messaging service is going to be e-mail,” Zuckerberg says. He is currently detailing the new service.

Source: Mashable

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