Facebook email presents new, awkward problems

Prepare for the past to haunt you on Facebook. The new messaging system, which saves every message you’ve ever exchanged with someone in one window, is rolling out to more users.

That means any time you send a new message to someone, the last message between the two of you will display right above it. So if you want to talk to someone whose question you ignored a year ago, get ready for an awkward moment. And if it there was ever a snarky tone or disagreement in a message, a reminder of it remains in clear view.

If you haven’t exchanged messages with a friend in a long time, that will be apparent by the time stamps. It makes networking or asking a favor more uncomfortable if you haven’t bothered to say hello in two years.

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