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Facebook started providing '@facebook.com' email accounts in 2010

Facebook started providing '@facebook.com' email accounts in 2010

Doruk Sargın Doruk Sargın doruk.sargin@hdn.com.tr

Facebook, in an inexplicable attempt to become one of world's largest email account providers, changed every single Facebook user's displayed email address to "@facebook.com."
 
It did not, thankfully, delete your choice of email address from your profile. It simply decided to "hide" the contact means of your choosing, replacing it with the one it chose for you.
 
Facebook started providing "@facebook.com" email accounts in 2010, only to be ignored by Internet users worldwide. Now it seems the company is trying to make an aggressive comeback.
 
Here is how to fix this small but significant annoyance in a few quick steps: 
 
First, go to your profile page and click on "About." This will take you to the page where you keep your personal information. 

 
Once there, scroll down a little, and hit the "Edit" button in the box titled "Contact Info." This will open a pop-up menu.


At the top of the menu, you will see that the email address you provided as contact information has been hidden from your timeline. And in the next line you will see a Facebook email account. 

 
The only thing you have to do is to click on the little circle with the drop down arrow next to it and select "Hidden from my timeline." Then, you can do the opposite for your own email address, should you wish it to be displayed on your profile page.  Click "Save" at the bottom of the menu and you are done.
 
There is no way to get rid of the "@facebook.com" email account, unfortunately. The "Add/Remove Emails" option is not applicable to the address bestowed upon us by Facebook.

June/26/2012

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