Facebook Switches Users' Default E-mail IDs to Own Branded Email Address (@Facebook.com) - Sheryl Sandberg Joins Board of Directors

Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has now joined the company's board of directors. Sandberg oversees Facebook's business operations including sales, marketing, business development, legal, human resources, public policy and communications.Sandberg also serves on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day.Facebook has quitely change […]

Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has now joined the company's board of directors. Sandberg oversees Facebook's business operations including sales, marketing, business development, legal, human resources, public policy and communications.

Sandberg also serves on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day.

Facebook replaces users e-mail address on Profile page with Facebook branded @facebook.com email IDs

Facebook has quitely change the publicly displayed email address on Profile page of its 930 million users. Now, instead of your email address that you "registered Facebook" -- the social network comapny begin to show its own email addresses residing on @facebook.com domain.

For example, if your previous email addres was something@hotmail.com - Now, with this change, your email address becomes, your facebook.url@facebook.com on your Facebook profile page, i.e. a Facebook user that has a Facebook URL of facebook.com/john.doe will now have a publicly displayed email address as john.doe@facebook.com instead of the original email.

Now, when someone sends a message to the Facebook branded email address, the message goes directly to the user's Facebook inbox. Facebook is claiming, that moving to Facebook-branded email addresses is intended to protecting users' privacy and security.

However, those who want to switch back to displaying your "own" email address on Facebook, can do so following the steps listed below:

  1. Navigate to your own profile page
  2. Click the "Update Info" button
  3. Find the "Contact Info" section and click "Edit"
  4. In the email address section, click the arrows next to the email address you wish to have displayed
  5. Select who you would like to see your email address (friends or public), and then choose "Shown on Profile"
  6. Click "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page.

A Facebook spokesman issued the following statement regarding the change:

"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," the spokesman said told to Fox News.