Your New Facebook Email Address (That You Didn’t Know You Had) is Now Your Primary Address
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Have you checked your Facebook email lately? Us neither, since we never started using it. Well it appears that Facebook is determined to thrust Facebook email into the spotlight, as today they replaced your public primary email address with your new Facebook email address.

Whatever your Facebook URL is (the bit in the toolbar after “Facebook.com/”), that is now your new, visible email address. So for instance, if you’re Facebook URL is, “www.facebook.com/gimmeabreakfacebook,” your new email address is: gimmeabreakfacebook@facebook.com. Any emails sent to this email address will end up in your Facebook message inbox. Further, if you had a preferred email address as your primary public email address, it just got bumped for your new Facebook email address.


Chalk this up to another Facebook annoyance that you have to remedy and then pass on to your other Facebook friends. To fix this, click the “about” link on your timeline

and scroll down to “contact info.” Click “Edit” in the top right box and your email address options (along with others) will pop up. Look at the drop down options next to the email, farthest on the right. Click that and you will see the option for “shown on timeline” and “hidden from timeline.” Choose “hidden from timeline” and close. Click “save” at the bottom of the drop down and you are all set.

Once you have fixed this, pass along to your friends to spread the word that Facebook, yet again, has taken it upon themselves to change our profiles for us.

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One thought on “Your New Facebook Email Address (That You Didn’t Know You Had) is Now Your Primary Address
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  1. Where is the about link in my timeline? And how do I get to my timeline? My display NEVER changed …

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