Respond to Facebook Comments From Your Email

By: Chris Crum - January 14, 2010

Today Facebook launched a feature that some would consider long overdue. They now let you reply to comments via email. In other words, when you get an email notification alerting you that someone has left a comment on one of your status updates, you can simply type your reply in the email and hit send, rather than having to leave your inbox, go to Facebook and respond there.

"One of the easiest ways to stay updated on relevant conversations happening on Facebook is through email notifications, which inform you about comments made on the posts you’ve created or commented on," says Facebook’s Tom Whitnah.  "These notifications—for comments on such content as status updates, photos, videos and Wall posts—allow you to stay informed about your Facebook friends’ activities without being logged in when you’re on the go, on your phone or at work."

Facebook - Reply to Comments Via Email

The addition of the new feature is simply an added convenience for Facebook users. It’s one less step you have to take to stay engaged in the conversation.

If you don’t have email notifications activated, then this of course won’t apply to you. If you don’t have them activated and you want to now because of this feature, just go to your account settings and find the Notifications tab, where you can select the option to receive them.

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  • Rise Against Till Death

    I think twitter as he said is too immediate and doesn’t really appeal to me alot of my colleagues tell me twitters the new thing but i think facebook overules it by far

  • Claire Jarrett

    And about time too – this feature is SO overdue!

  • Andrew Serrano

    I just saw this in my inbox this morning, but haven’t tried it out yet. I can definitely see how this is going to save time for Facebook’s users.

  • Mercedes Moss

    Long overdue and a great idea. Yipee