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NEWS: Facebook to close email service

Facebook is closing its three-year-old email service ‘’, due to lack of popularity.

The social media network will close its email service in March, and from then on emails sent to the ‘’ addresses will be forwarded to a user’s personal email account.

The network initially launched the service to enable users to combine their communications via a single unique inbox.

A Facebook spokesperson said: "We're making this change because most people haven't been using their Facebook email address."

The closure of ‘’ comes only days after Facebook's acquisition of instant messaging app WhatsApp for £11.4 billion.