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Posted by Stuart Jansen on June 26, 2012

Facebook continues to update their platform. This time around, Facebook has officially launched user email addresses with the Facebook domain. You may have also heard that you may need to use this email address to login to your Facebook account. This is incorrect!

So, what does this all mean? Simply put:

  1. You now have an email address @facebook.com
  2. This email address will appear as the default email address in your timeline and will be visible for all your friends (depending on your privacy settings) as a way to send you email.
  3. People can send you email at this address. These emails will appear in your Messages section of your Facebook. They will appear in “Other Messages” section which most people don’t know anything about.
  4. You can change the default email address shown to your friends by changing your privacy settings to another email address.
  5. Your login email address does not change!

If you ever changed your Facebook vanity URL, that serves as the prefix of your Facebook email address (i.e. Facebook.com/John.Doe would be John.Doe@Facebook.com). For those that never added a vanity URL, Facebook has assigned numbers to serve as your email account name.

What do you think about this change? Will it cause you to start using Facebook’s message center as your primary communication inbox? Send us your thoughts through Facebook!