Tech Tuesday: Facebook Changes Your Default Email Address to Facebook.com Email Address
Has anyone noticed that their default email address on your personal FB account has defaulted to <yourusername>@facebook.com ? Facebook hid your primary email address making the facebook.com the only visible email address. The changes were rolled out in the last day or two bringing together SMS messaging, instant messages and email under a single system.
Forbes summed up this change as “Facebook’s Lame Attempt To Force Its Email Service On You.”
I don’t know about you but I don’t want my personal email messages going to my Facebook message inbox.
By default, Facebook has set your @facebook.com address to be “shown on Timeline” and hides the rest. To change it, update your info on your personal facebook account and switch your @facebook.com email address to “hidden from Timeline,” and set your preferred email to be “shown on Timeline.”
What do you think about Facebook’s most recent change? Are you changing your primary email address back to the original email address? What are the pros and cons of using a Facebook email address?