Hey Facebook! What happened to my email?

Notice anything different today? Facebook hopes you don’t!

Facebook made a change today with no notice to its’ users. On the surface the change may seem insignificant, at least I’m sure Facebook thinks so, but the repercussions could be serious – at least seriously change the way you communicate with friends and family.

Facebook has replaced YOUR chosen contact email address with an @facebook.com address – yourprofilename@facebook.com. That’s right. Your friends and family won’t be able to send emails to your inbox by clicking the link in your info. Instead, any emails sent to the new @facebook.com account will show as notifications once you log into Facebook.

Fixing Facebook’s email change

Fortunately returning the displayed email address is relatively easy, though not incredibly intuitive.


1. Visit your Facebook page and select Edit Profile.





















2. Click Contact Information in the left column.
















3. You will see both your “old” email address and the “new” Facebook address at the top of the page. If you hover your mouse at the end of each address you will see that your old address now indicates “Hidden from profile” and the facebook.com address indicates “Shown on profile”. Simply click the button and change the entry for your email to Shown on profile and the entry for the @facebook.com address to Hidden from profile.






















4. Click Save Changes at the bottom.






















5. Celebrate your return to social notoriety!

About the Author

David Hartsock

Executive Editor/Owner/Admin of Daves Computer Tips and all-around good guy - Dave's interest in computers began in the early 1980's during the Apple II era. In the early 1990's the PC began to replace proprietary and mainframe devices in Dave's industry so he began to learn and experiment with the PC. Through DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and now Windows 10. Dave became the "go to" guy for friends, family, and coworkers with computer problems. Daves Computer Tips was born in 2006 in an effort to share these experiences with others in an easy to understand, plain English, form.


  1. Who sends emails by clicking a FB friend’s email link on their info page? It’s a FB friend, send a message.

  2. I had read about FB e-mail changes earlier, but was not sure how I could change settings to old contact e-mail.

    Thank you very much for providing details along with screen shots which was very helpful.

  3. Actually I am glad my real email was taken off.The security on facebook leaves a lot to be desired and I hated the fact that my real email was on my profile.
    All my really personal friends know my email and I never wanted people I didnt know that well that I had be-friended to contact me personally. Any one else feel this way or am I to paranoid?