Jun 25, 2012

Facebook Is At It Again

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Facebook just changed your email address in your profile and replaced it with an "@facebook.com" address without asking you. How to easily fix it?

Facebook launched their email system in 2010, which was pretty much ignored by everyone. This morning, Forbes commented that they removed everyone's email addy from their profiles, and replaced it with an "@facebook.com" addy instead (not their internal email addy for notifications and password resets, just the one listed on your profile). Fortunately, it is easy to get your original email address back:
  1. Click "About" on your profile and scroll down to your email address. Click "Edit" to change.
  2. Click the circle next to your Facebook email address and change its setting to "Hidden From Timeline."
  3. Click the circle next to your other email address and change the settings to "Shown On Timeline".
  4. Click the Save button (Remember this step).
That's all it takes. Unless like me, you never migrated to Timeline. Still easy, just read the screens. Is an easy, quick fix, but it surprised me that Facebook did this without asking my permission or notified me that it was happening. And, I have a couple of Facebook accounts now to "reconcile." But, it is all good.
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