Facebook users are searching far and wide for invites to Facebook’s much-hyped messaging product. While Facebook claims that “it’s not email” (which we have to confirm after using it for a bit), users are clearly searching Facebook for access to the new product, and they’re specifically searching for “email”.
The most significant winner from the interest over the new Facebook product is the “Email Signup” application. In fact, the application has drive over 30,000 new installs thanks to people who were looking for Facebook’s new messaging product. Also while searching for developers looking to capitalize on the email rush, we found one scam application, called “email login”, which promises users that they have won “$200,000,000 chips and 50 casino golds” for Zynga Poker.
The application actually looks to collect the user’s Facebook or Zynga login information, as pictured below.
We haven’t been able to find too many applications that have benefitted from the demand for email invites, but given that Facebook still hasn’t sent out a second wave of invites, there’s a good chance that the company is still actively making changes to the product. One thing is for sure: Facebook users want to access Facebook’s new product, whether or not it’s an email product. I know we’ve received tons of inquiries for invites, however Facebook has limited the number sent out to only a few users.
Our guess is that Facebook is still fixing kinks in the system. Do you have access to the new Facebook messaging product?
Thanks to Erik Giberti for the tip!