Facebook Just Changed Your Email Without Telling You -- Here's How To Fix It

Hey, here's something really stupid and annoying: Facebook abruptly switched everyone's default email address to the @facebook.com account you've never used. Here's how to switch back Facebook's obnoxious overreach right now.

Remember long, long ago, when Facebook launched a Facebook email system and then nobody used it? That's fine — it was always just an option you were more than welcome to completely ignore. And we did, because we already had Gmail and work inboxes, and didn't need yet another. If our friends wanted to email us, they could just head to our profiles and have options.

Not today! If you go to your profile (or anyone else's), you'll see the @facebook.com email account listed, and none of your others. They've all been hidden in a ham-handed attempt to make the Facebook inbox relevant.

Luckily, it's easy to fix this foolish move. Go to your Timeline. Click about, under your contact info. Scroll down to "Contact Info" and hit edit. Switch all of the crossed out circle symbols to a full circle for each inbox you want visible on your profile. If you don't want @facebook.com to show up, switch it from a full circle to crossed out. Hit save.

Facebook: don't do this again. [Forbes]


Comments

    Thanks Gizmodo, already changed back.

    And now it's hidden... just like my old email address that I didn't want anyone to contact me by.

    "obnoxious overreach"
    Yep that about sums 'em up! STOP USING IT PEOPLE, it's turning into the modern net equivalent of a dictatorship!

      Exactly - I am surprised that seemingly intelligent people are still choosing to use this network. Life is better without it, enjoy life and live in the moment.

    I think I'm the only person that still doesn't have Timeline... no skin off my back. I prefer things in a normal chronological order anyway.

      I dont either , but now we've said so Facebook will change it for us LOL

      Yeah, stuff Timeline, and stuff facebooks dictatorship!

    Mine still has my gmail as default....

      Whoops, no, nevermind

    Those sneaky bastards... Oh well, fixed it up. Gmail FTW.

    Excellent.
    As Neither I don't use an email address that ends in @facebook, I won't have to worry about annoying email alerts anymore.
    It's not an email address that will ever be used by me.
    Yes, I know how to adjust email alerts, but now i won't have to bother.

    Actually we were warned that this would happen in April. Check your archives.

    Got rid of it months ago, and honestly feel a lot better for it.

    I suspended my account a while ago, curious now if it has changed while my accounts under suspension.

    what on earth ? And for the love of asking why ... Why ?

    I hate facederp so much, but i cant get my idiot freinds (actual freinds not just randoms) to move to google+

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