• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 386
  • Last Modified:

sending private email on facebook


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.
2 Solutions
Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
You can send an email to a friend using their "FaceBook" email address:


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.
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.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now