How to Change Facebook Email Address in Facebook Mobile App

Introduction

There are a lot of reasons you may find yourself wanting to change the email address associated with your Facebook account. Maybe you’re working to consolidate your email addresses and you plan to delete this one. Maybe you’re worried the email address associated with your Facebook account got hacked and you’re just taking precautions. Or, maybe you use this email account for different purposes and you want to change the email account associated with Facebook for organizational reasons. No matter the reason Facebook makes it easy to change the email address associated with your Facebook account in the Facebook mobile app.

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Steps to Change Facebook Email Address in Facebook Mobile App

  1. Launch the Facebook app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. You’ll land on your Facebook home screen.
  2. Tap the “Menu” icon along the bottom of this screen. Your Facebook Menu screen opens.
Tap Menu.
  1. Scroll down to the bottom of this screen, tap to expand “Settings and Privacy,” and then tap “Settings” in the expanded menu. Your Facebook Settings and Privacy screen is displayed.
Scroll down to the bottom of this screen, tap to expand Settings and Privacy, and then tap Settings in the expanded menu.
  1. Find the Account section, and then tap “Personal and Account Information” in this section. The Personal and Account Information screen is shown.
Find the Account section, and then tap Personal and Account Information in this section.
  1. Tap “Contact Info.” A list of phone numbers and email addresses associated with your Facebook account appears on the next screen.
Tap Contact Info.
  1. Tap “Add Email Address.” The Add Email screen is displayed.
Tap Add Email Address.
  1. Enter the email address you want to add to your Facebook account in the field at the top of this screen, and then tap “Add Email.” You’ll return to your Manage Contact Info screen, where you’ll now see your new email address has been added to your Facebook account, but you’ll see multiple notes letting you know that email address is in a pending state until you verify it.
Enter the email address you want to add to your Facebook account in the field at the top of this screen, and then tap Add Email.
  1. Open the email account associated with the email address you added to your Facebook account, find the email from Facebook with a subject line that reads “New Email Address Added on Facebook,” and then click “Confirm” to confirm that you want to add this email account to your Facebook account. If you navigate back to the Manage Contact Info section in the Facebook settings, you’ll see the email account you added is verified and no longer pending.
Open the confirmation email from Facebook, and then tap Confirm.
  1. Tap the email account you just added to your Facebook account. You’ll open a screen associated with options for that email account.
  2. Tap “Make Primary” under Confirmed on this screen. You’ll now see Primary Email under Confirmed, indicating that this email account is now your primary email account for Facebook.
Open the options for the email address you added, and then click Make Primary.
  1. Now, navigate back your Facebook Contact Info screen and tap the email account you want to remove if you don’t want multiple email addresses associated with your Facebook account. Tap “Remove” at the bottom of this screen. A Remove Email screen is displayed, asking if you’re sure you want to remove this specific email address from being associated with your Facebook account.
Open the options for any email address you want to remove, and then tap Remove.
  1. Tap “Remove Email.” You’ll be routed back to the Manage Contact Info screen where you’ll see that email address is no longer associated with your Facebook account.
Tap Remove Email again.

Reasons to Change Your Facebook Email Address

1. Privacy Concerns

Privacy is a significant concern for most users in the digital age. Having a unique email for Facebook helps in maintaining this. When personal emails are exposed to social networking sites, they may become targets for phishing, unsolicited messages, or unwanted friend requests. Utilizing a different email address can help mitigate these issues and maintain personal privacy.

2. New Email Account

People may create new email accounts for various reasons such as a fresh start or a more professional username. Transferring their Facebook account to this new email allows them to consolidate their digital presence. It promotes simplicity and a streamlined user experience. Moreover, it ensures that Facebook-related emails are directed to the inbox they frequently monitor.

3. Compromised Account

Emails being compromised pose significant security risks. This could lead to personal data theft or unauthorized access to associated accounts, including Facebook. Changing the email linked to Facebook after a security breach ensures a secure account. It prevents potential cybercriminals from gaining control over the account or engaging in fraudulent activities.

4. Professional Use

Using Facebook professionally has become a common practice. People network, market businesses, or even manage company pages. To avoid mixing personal communications with work-related interactions, users may want to associate their Facebook account with their work email. This aids in keeping professional correspondences separate and organized, promoting effective work-life balance.

5. Spam or Junk Mail

Nobody enjoys dealing with spam. If an email account receives a high volume of junk mail, it becomes increasingly difficult to identify important messages. Changing the Facebook-linked email can help users manage and reduce the volume of spam they receive. It also prevents Facebook notifications from getting lost in the clutter.

6. Facebook Notifications

Facebook generates multiple notifications. Updates on friend’s activities, event reminders, and group updates can lead to a flooded inbox. To manage this, users might change their Facebook email to an address specifically meant for notifications. This helps maintain a clutter-free primary email while ensuring they don’t miss important updates.

7. Personal Preference or Organizational Purpose

Some users find it helpful to maintain different emails for varying purposes. They may have one for personal use, one for work, and another for social networking. This separation allows for better organization of their digital interactions. Changing their Facebook email to suit this structure is a simple way to streamline their communications.

8. Accessibility Issues

At times, individuals may face difficulties accessing their email accounts due to forgotten passwords or security issues. In such situations, changing their Facebook-linked email becomes crucial. This allows them to regain access to their Facebook account, ensuring continued social connectivity and safeguarding any personal information held within.

9. Inactivity

Email addresses sometimes fall into disuse or even get deactivated due to prolonged inactivity. Linking such an email to a Facebook account poses the risk of losing access to the account. Hence, users may change their Facebook email to one they actively use, enhancing the security and usability of their Facebook account.

10. Selling or Transferring Facebook Account

Although not permitted by Facebook’s terms of service, some users may still attempt to sell or transfer their accounts. In such cases, changing the email is often part of the process. The new email serves to authenticate the new user, ensuring all future communications and account activities are directed to them.

11. Profile Update

Users often wish to keep their profile information current and accurate. This includes their email addresses. A change in email address linked to Facebook may simply be part of regular profile updating. It reflects their current, active email address and ensures that they continue to receive important communications from Facebook.

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