Facebook has changed your email address. That's how it appears after a quiet change in the way the company displays users' contact information.
According to an AP report, Facebook replaced the email address users chose when they signed up with a facebook.com address. The Facebook email accounts allow users to communicate with outside email addresses via Facebook. The changes were first pointed out by bloggers over the weekend, leading to complaints from users.
Users are free to restore their former email addresses. In an email, Facebook spokeswoman Jillian Stefanki said the site is also rolling out a setting that allows people to decide which email addresses to show on their pages, reported AP.
The company said in a statement in April that it was "updating addresses on Facebook to make them consistent across our site."
According to a 'Daily Mail' report, the social networking site on Tuesday replaced email addresses of its 900 million users with one that ends with '@facebook.com'. It means that anyone who searches a user on facebook and wants to send an email will now only be able to see @facebook.com unless the user manually reverts. So the email will now come via facebook instead of another account, the report added.
Facebook claims it is to protect user's privacy and security by not displaying users' personal email addresses but the site's generic one.