Facebook Changed Everyone’s Email to @Facebook.com; Here’s How to Fix Yours
Facebook just removed everyone’s email address from their profile and replaced it with an @facebook.com email address without asking you. Here’s how to easily fix the problem.
- Click “About” on your profile and scroll down to your email address. Click “Edit” to change them.
- Click on the circle next to your Facebook email address and change its setting to “Hidden From Timeline”.
- Click on the circle next to your other email addresses and change their settings to “Shown On Timeline”.
- Click the Save button at the bottom of the Edit popup (Don’t forget this step).
That’s all it takes. It’s a really quick fix to counter Facebook’s move to force their email onto you without your permission or even telling you that it happened. Spread this info around so people don’t get stuck without any contact information
A Facebook spokesperson has responded to everyone’s questions on the subject, but they don’t have much to say—except that yes, they have given everyone a Facebook email address and rolled out a “new setting that gives people the choice to decide which addresses they want to show on their timelines.” They did not explain why (or even acknowledge) that all of these addresses were made default on people’s profiles.
You can read the full response over at Matthew Keys’ blog. Thanks, @MsLaurenRae!
Us4 Interactive via Gizmodo