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Facebook Changed Everyone's Email Without Permission -- Here's How To Fix It

Facebook just removed everyone’s email addresses from profiles and replaced it with an @facebook.com email address without telling you. Here’s how to easily change it back.

Long ago, Facebook launched its own email service, which was promptly forgotten by everyone. Today, it removed everyone’s email addresses from their profiles, replacing them with an @facebook.com email address instead. Luckily, your old addresses are very easy to get back on your profile:

  1. Click “About” on your profile and scroll down to the contact info section. Click “Edit” to change settings.
  2. Click on the circle next to your Facebook email address and change its setting to “Hidden From Timeline”.
  3. Click on the circle next to your other email addresses and change their settings to “Shown On Timeline”. (Note: if you don’t want any email address shared on Facebook, set this one as hidden as well.)
  4. 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, but it was a major jerk move for Facebook to do this without asking permission, or even telling you that it happened. Spread this info around so people don’t get stuck without any contact information too, lest we lose one of the few aspects of Facebook that was still useful. And check out our guide to fixing Facebook’s other sneaky settings.

Facebook’s Lame Attempt To Force Its Email Service On You [Forbes via Gizmodo]


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