The Messages application will allow our employees to have better visibility to company-wide news and updates without being bombarded with multiple email messages.
This application will allow for messages to be tailored to groups of salesforce.com users based upon their Profiles and, therefore, limit the message distribution to only those users for which the messaging truly applies.
Some nice things to note about this messaging platform is that it can use limited amounts of HTML in the contents. For Example:
This is formatted using HTML
Another nice feature is that this platform will allow each user to remove messages from their individual list on an as needed basis. This means you can keep messages in the listing for as long as desired or remove them right away.
Please feel free to contact a salesforce.com system administrator with any questions you may have about this new messaging platform.