Facebook’s Email Switcheroo
Have you checked the email address listed on your Facebook profile page lately? Chances are, instead of the email address you set on your profile, your email is now listed as ‘randomnumber’@facebook.com.
In April, Facebook announced they would be providing users with an ‘@facebook.com’ email address based on their public username. Over the weekend, Facebook decided to make these ‘@facebook.com’ email addresses the default email address on users’ profiles, without informing users.
For more information on why this change happened, what it means to you as a Facebook user, and how you can change your default email address back to one you actually use, see the links below.
- Facebook email change sparks user outcry (Computerworld)
- What you need to know about Facebook sneakily swapping users’ default email addresses to @facebook.com (Sophos Naked Security)
- Facebook’s email change rankles users (NPR)