Surprise! Facebook Just Changed Your Email Address

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you’re on Facebook, chances are you have a new email address — whether you want it or not.

Facebook is in the works of changing default email address to an account directed toward your FB inbox. If you once listed your Gmail or Yahoo address under your contact information, Facebook has now replaced it with something they chose for you.

If you ever changed your vanity URL, Facebook selected that for your Facebook email address. (A vanity URL is one users could select a couple of years ago. If your name is John Smith and you wanted your Facebook URL to reflect your name, you could have chosen facebook.com/john.smith. Therefore your new Facebook email address would be john.smith@facebook.com.) For those without a vanity URL, Facebook is using a series of numbers to serve as your Facebook email account.

Messages sent to your Facebook email account should pop up into your Facebook inbox, however, many — including myself — aren’t seeing the messages at all. Some on the other hand are seeing them pop up in an “other messages” folder that few people know about. Messages sent here are those that Facebook deem as less important, likely from users you don’t have a lot of contact with.

 

How to change your FB email

If you want to change your default email address back to your Yahoo or Gmail account, it’s easy to do. Simply click About, and under Contact Info, click Edit. From there you will be able hide your FB email address from the contact page and select another.

Facebook’s stalking app gets nixed

In addition to changing your email address, Facebook quietly unveiled a new feature called “Find Friends Nearby” on Monday, June 25, and in less than 24 hours pulled it. The short-lived Facebook feature was dubbed by one blogger as the “stalking app.”

People hated it so much because it allowed people to see which Facebook users were nearby at any given time by using GPS.

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