“Not me! I didn’t sign up for one, so I shouldn’t have another email address listed.”
Actually, you do. In April 2010, Facebook announced that with the introduction of Timeline, users will be assigned an @facebook.com email address. This email address was created for you but has been dormant in your settings – until today.
Today, Facebook automatically switched the @facebook.com email address as your primary email address. This may be helpful if you do not want your email address listed on your profile. If you are like me and would rather NOT manage another email address, you can easily switch it back:
1. Go to your profile. Click the About section
2. Go to the Contact Info section (notice the email switch to @facebook.com)
3. Choose the Edit button in the Contact Info section. Right hand column: Notice the “hide from Timeline” icon and the “show on Timeline” icon. Choose which email(s) you would like to show on your Timeline. Hit Save.
4. Success! The email(s) selected should show on your Contact Info in your About section.
What do you think of the @facebook.com email address? How do you feel about Facebook changing it without notification? Will you use the new email address or change it back?