Hide or Show Any Email Address On Your Facebook Profile or Timeline

by Rohit Khurana on June 29, 2012

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Recently there has been a lot of fuss about Facebook changing the display email address on Facebook profiles to the @facebook.com email ids without user’s permission. Many users who have signed up for Facebook messages service and created a @facebook.com email id now have this email id on display rather than the email id they used to sign up their Facebook accounts with. This seems like a privacy related issue where changes to a user’s profile are being done without asking for his/her permission, however with complex terms of service agreement which most people agree to without knowing the fine prints. Anyways, in this article, I will share simple steps to show or hide any email id on your Facebook profile page.

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How To Show or Hide An Email Address From Facebook Profile

To show or hide an email address from your Facebook Profile, simply follow the below steps:

Step 1: Log into your Facebook account, click on your name on the top left side to open your profile and clock on About link on your profile page.

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Step 2: On your detailed about page, there is a section or tile which is for Contact Info. Locate the same and clock on the Edit button on this tile.

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Step 3: On the contact info edit screen you will see email addressees mentioned on the top. In front of it, you will see two options against each email id entry. First one is for selecting who can see this entry and the second one is to set whether you want to show it on your timeline or not.

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Step 4: Click on the second arrow in front of each email id and select whether you want to show or hide that id. So if you want to hide your @facebook.com id, simply select hidden from timeline.

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For the other id which you want to show, you can select the visibility whether your friends will be able to see it or anyone will be able to see or a particular group etc. Select the options based on your privacy preferences.

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This is it, isn’t is simpler than you thought? Read the next section to add a new email id or remove any existing one.

How To Add New or Remove Email Address From Facebook Profile

To add or remove an email address form your Facebook profile, follow the first two steps from the above tutorial and then follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 3: (First follow the step 1 and 2 from above tutorial then start with this step) On the edit contact screen, there is a link to “Add / Remove Emails” which is located below the last email id on the list. Click on this link. It will take you to the General Account Settings page. On this page, click on the link which says “Add another email”

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Step 4: You need to enter the new email address and confirm your Facebook password to add the news email address. After your do the same, Facebook.com will send an activation email to the newly added email address to verify that the email address belongs to you only.

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Step 5: Open the email sent to you by Facebook and click on the link to activate the new email address

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After this step you will notice that the newly added email address is visible on your Facebook Contact info section and you can show this new email address on your Facebook timeline.

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I hope you find this tutorial easy to follow, check out some more Facebook tips from Trouble Fixers.

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Srikanth July 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

very useful.

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