It is rumored that Facebook is going offer web email. Google has come up with similar surprise earlier with their Social Search Steps beta which challenges the social network sites like Facebook.
As seen in the past these two companies are addicted with success and they don’t want to stop behind one. Google took away a small share of social search from Facebook with the beta release and Facebook took an upperhand with their plans to have a full featured web mail service.
The project Titan, codename for the Facebook webmail product, might also replace the Facebook’s messaging framework. It might also allow POP/IMAP of the email with any clients.
Being a top enabler for communication, it makes a lot of sense to have email associated with Facebook. This will not only have increased site usage, but also will have enable the users to manage the communications from a single place. The Facebook users will be able to communicate not only with the friends who are Facebook users but also with those who are not Facebook users
So who is going to get the upperhand in reality? Google or Facebook. We will have to watch and enjoy using both services