Some of you may or may not have have noticed that you have a Facebook email address, every user in Facebook has an email something like as their Facebook email address. It was first introduced in 2010 and was designed to be Gmail killer. Facebook has been automatically assigning email default on user profiles with out notifying the user.

[box_darkA Facebook spokesperson provided the following non-explanation to Reuters:

As we announced back in April, we’ve been updating addresses on Facebook to make them consistent across our site.

In addition to everyone receiving an address, we’re also rolling out a new setting that gives people the choice to decide which addresses they want to show on their timelines.

Ever since the launch of timeline, people have had the ability to control what posts they want to show or hide on their own timelines, and today we’re extending that to other information they post, starting with the Facebook address.[/box_dark]

If you check your Contact info then you should see something like the above image.

Here is how you can switch it back:

  1. 1. Go to your Timeline profile page and click “About.”
  2. 2. Under the “Contact Info” box, click “Edit.”
  3. 3. For all the emails you want displayed, make sure the circle icon doesn’t have a cross through it. (It should say “Shown on Timeline”)
  4. 4. To not have your @facebook email shown on your profile, just click the crossed out circle (“Hidden from Timeline”).
This is a developing story, started with Forbes report by Kashmir Hill, who found that her default Facebook email address and many others.

Source: forbes

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