Facebook Thinks You Need Another E-Mail Address

By Scott Sarvay

Facebook Thinks You Need Another E-Mail Address

June 26, 2012 Updated Jun 26, 2012 at 8:24 AM EDT

INTERNET (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Surprise! Facebook has changed your email address without even asking you. Thankfully you can fix the change with a few clicks.

While you may or may not be aware of it, but on some profile pages you can display your email address(es) to your followers. Facebook decided that you should only need one email, a Facebook branded email address.

For example: If your Facebook URL is http://facebook.com/rosa, your new Facebook email address would be rosa@facebook.com.)

For most this change is pretty annoying, if you are sent mail via Facebook it now winds up in your Facebook inbox and not sent to your actual email inbox.

If you are not interested in this change, you’re in luck! To change your profile back to normal it’s pretty simple.

All you have to do is open up your profile page (hit the "About" button under your personal info), scroll down to the "Contact Info" box, and hit the "Edit" button. There you can toggle who can see which email address and whether it is displayed on your Timeline or not.

If you're not a fan of receiving your email in your Facebook inbox, we suggest hiding that address and simply making the one you favor visible.

According to an MSNBC reporter blog post Facebook had the following to say about the email address change:

As we announced back in April, we’ve been updating addresses on Facebook to make them consistent across our site.

In addition to everyone receiving an address, we’re also rolling out a new setting that gives people the choice to decide which addresses they want to show on their timelines.

Ever since the launch of timeline, people have had the ability to control what posts they want to show or hide on their own timelines, and today we’re extending that to other information they post, starting with the Facebook address.

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