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Published On: Tue, Jun 26th, 2012

Facebook issues all of their users a new listed email

Facebook users may be surprised to discover that they have a new email: @facebook.com

Screen shot of Facebook login page

Facebook has introduced its latest social media innovation – changing the email addresses posted by users on their profiles, en masse and without warning.

Previously, users may have displayed their personal yahoo.com or gmail.com address to let people know how to contact them outside of Facebook. Now, Facebook has hidden those addresses and put a Facebook email listing in its place.

As the BBC reports, some users have branded the move “annoying” and “lame” and publicized instructions on how to display original addresses instead of the Facebook ones.

Facebook first announced plans for the move in April, although the news attracted little attention at the time.

“We are providing every Facebook user with his or her own Facebook email address because we find that many users find it useful to connect with each other, but using Facebook email is completely up to you,” said a statement from the company.

Emails sent to @facebook.com addresses appear alongside posts sent via the network’s internal message system, allowing users to pick up both types of communication from the same place.

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  1. Ken says:

    not really, just change your contact info

  2. Brandon Jones says:

    Just another Facebook hassle

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