Did Facebook Change Your Email Address Without Telling You?

Facebook might have changed something about your profile without you even noticing. Lifehacker gives the details on Facebook’s sneaky move.

Facebook launched its own email service back in 2010, which was promptly forgotten by everyone. This morning, Forbes noticed that they removed everyone’s email addresses from their profiles, replacing them with an @facebook.com email address instead (not Facebook’s internal email address which they use for notifications and password resets, just the one listed on your profile). Luckily, it’s easy to get your old email address back on your profile:

  1. Click “About” on your profile and scroll down to your email address. Click “Edit” to change them.
  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”.
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the Edit popup (Don’t forget this step).

If people primarily got your email address through your Facebook profile, following these steps is something you might want to do. Even if it doesn’t bother you, feel free to spread this around in case you have friends that might disapprove of this.

What do you think of Facebook’s stealthy change?

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