You may have forgotten that you have an @facebook.com email address. Facebook hasn’t forgotten, and they aren’t happy that you have. That’s why they’ve up and changed the email address in your “contact info“ to the @facebook.com one. You don’t want that, do you? Neither do we, so here’s a quick rundown on how to change it back.
If you don’t see that yours has been changed yet, keep an eye out. It seems to be a rolling update, so just because it hasn’t happened to you doesn’t mean it won’t. For when it inevitably does, here are the steps.
No. 1 | Step 1.
If you hop on to Facebook, you might notice that banner up top talking about the @facebook.com email and your user name and whatnot. Ignore it; it's a decoy. It only lets you change the username part of your [username]@facebook.com address. Go down and click "Update Info"
No. 2 | Step 2.
Scroll down to where it says "Contact Info." It'll be down a little, on the right. You'll note that it displays your [facebook username]@facebook.com email address. Click "Edit."
No. 3 | Step 3.
Toggle which emails are displayed on your Timeline with the little interface that pops up. You don't have to pick just one, so you can keep your @facebook.com email there if you want to, for some reason.
All in all, you might not care very much what address Facebook puts in your Timeline. I don’t; thanks to privacy settings, anyone who can see my personal email probably already has a better way of getting in touch with me. Nonetheless, it’s slightly skeevy of Facebook to just go in there and mess with your contact information without either telling or asking you. Although at this point, you can’t really be surprised, can you?
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