sending private email on facebook

Hello,

How do you send a private email to a facebook friend? I keep trying different ways, but I can't tell if it's doing a chat like thing or if the messages are getting emailed to my friends.
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
You can send an email to a friend using their "FaceBook" email address:

https://www.facebook.com/help/www/224049364288051

From what I can tell there isn't a way to send an "email" from within FaceBook.  You just send a chat message and if they are not online they will receive the message when the log on.
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jmcmunnCommented:
Also, you can send a "message" to the user (not a chat) and they will get it.  Depending on their notification settings, that will also send them an email letting them know that they have a message waiting.

There is no way to directly "email" a user from the FB interface at this time, as far as I know.
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