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Facebook Email

I didn’t ASK for a Facebook email account, but apparently, the powers that be felt I needed one AND felt it should be displayed on my Facebook contact page… instead of the email that I had previously chosen.

Apparently, I’ve had this Facebook email address for a while, but since I had already determined my email settings, I never paid it any attention.  Until suddenly, it’s my default address.  WHAT?  I didn’t ask it to do that!  For some strange reason, these addresses were made to become default on many (if not all) Facebook users profiles. Facebook Thumbs Down

Thumbs down.

If you ask me, I think Mark Zuckerberg and his cronies are getting too big for their britches, changing peoples email settings and all.  It isn’t polite to mess with peoples profile settings!!!

Fortunately, fixing it is as simple as going into my “About” page on my profile and scrolling down to my email address.  Then I clicked “Edit” to change them.   I found the circle next to my Facebook email and changed the setting to “Hidden from Timeline.”  Next I clicked the one that I wanted to be shown as my primary email, and clicked the button to change the setting to “Shown on Timeline.”  After that, I hit the save button, and whalla… my email settings were back to the way I WANTED THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE.


Be sure to check yours, because the emails that go to your Facebook email address will end up in your messages box, rather than in your email box where you want them!



I think someone should stage a Facebook Coup.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Thanks for the heads up! changed mine this morning

  2. I didn’t know you could hide it. I’m off to do that now

  3. Thank you Virginia, for letting us know, because sure enough, I just checked and mine was the facebook email address, too. Changed it!

  4. Changed mine this morning, but really what was the point??

  5. Oh, I didn’t know this. Thanks for the heads up.

  6. Thank you for telling us how to hide our info. UGH Facebook loves to violate us.

  7. Wow! I hadn’t noticed this! I just went and changed mine. Thanks for sharing…

  8. I read a post from another friend this morning & mine had the facebook email too, changed it back So agree about Mark Z & staff getting too big for their britches

  9. I often check my account for changes.

  10. Lindsay says:

    I was SO annoyed when I saw this on Facebook. Usually, I think people blow things out of proportion when it comes to Facebook, but this time it was really pushing it. To go from showing my three email addresses that I want shown to the ONE that I don’t because I would never see the messages is simply intrusive.

  11. I changed mine yesterday too. I find Facebook so positively frustrating!

  12. I need to check mine.

  13. This is why I really dislike Facebook…….. I need to check mine.

  14. Ugh. Off to check mine now. Thanks!

  15. What? Thanks for sharing this!

  16. Our Small Hours says:

    What was the point of FB doing that, I wonder? I’ve not changed mine back yet, but it’s on my to-do list.

  17. Thanks for posting. Didn’t know about this.

  18. I hate Facebook with a passion, lol. 🙂

  19. Agree, facebook is getting to be a pain (and by the way, you have a GORGEOUS smile! That next post with you and your kids, with you smiling…I never knew! You put Julia Roberts to shame.

  20. Thanks for the heads up. I am going to look at changing mine.

  21. It is so frustrating. I do not like how they change our preferences either!

  22. Thanks for the heads up!

  23. This was uber annoying!! Thanks for sharing the fix!

  24. I’ll have to check out my accts and see what they are set to thanks for the notice

  25. It is so silly that they didn’t announce this was happening.

  26. Just one more reason why I hate facebook…

  27. April Decheine says:

    I heard of this, I already have to many darn emails anyway!

  28. I’m bored by the changes in Facebook, there’s nothing I can do about them, so I try not to complain.

  29. Their improvements aren’t improvements ;).

  30. Yikes, thanks for letting us know!!

  31. I noticed this the other day but it said that the emails are sent to my FB messages so I left it, but now I wonder if I should get ride of it….