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How To Change Your Email on Facebook

Posted by Arch on June 4, 2019
How to Change Your Email on Facebook

Facebook made it possible to change your primary log-in email address at any time. You can change it because your profile has been hijacked or because you simply changed your email provider. Whatever the reason, you can always set and configure a new email address on your Facebook Profile.

It takes only a couple of minutes to complete, and below we will give you step-by-step guides on how to do it on iOS and Android devices, as well as your PC.

Changing Facebook Email Using a PC

You can use any computer to change your email address on Facebook. That includes Windows and Mac-based PC. All you need is a web browser. Internet Explorer will work just fine for what you need, but you can also use Chrome, Mozilla, or any other browser you like.

Follow the instructions below to change your email address on a computer:

  1. Open the official Facebook page.
  2. Click on the “Settings” tab in the top right corner.
    Change Your Email on Facebook
  3. Select the “General” tab and click Contact.
  4. Click “Add Another Email Or Mobile Number To Your Email Account”.
  5. Type in your new email address and click “Add”.
    How to Change Email on Facebook
  6. Enter your password and hit “Submit”.
  7. Close the tab.
  8. Check the information you’ve entered and click “Confirm” to verify the changes.
  9. Re-log into your Facebook account.
  10. Click “Contact” again.
  11. Select the new address you’ve entered and click “Save Changes” to make it your primary log-in address.

Changing Your Facebook Email Using an iPhone or iPad

If you are using an iOS device, you will need to access the settings through the official Facebook app to make the email changes. You can also do it through Safari.

Here is what you have to do to set a new primary email using the Facebook app:

  1. Tap on the Facebook app icon to run it.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and tap the “Settings & Privacy and/or Account Settings” option.
  4. Tap “General”, then “Email”.
  5. Tap “Add Email Address”.
  6. Type in the new address you want to use and tap “Add Email”.
  7. Check your email from the Mail app and tap “Confirm” to verify your changes.
  8. Log into your Facebook account.
  9. Tap “Continue”.
  10. Select the newly added email and click “Save Changes” to activate it as your primary log-in address.
  11. Tap the three lines at the top and then tap “Account Settings”.
  12. Tap “General”, then tap “Email”, then “Primary Email”, and then select the new email you’ve added. Tap “Save”.

Changing Your Facebook Email Using an Android Device

If you are using an Android device, you can again change the email using the Facebook app or any browser you have installed. We advise you to do it through the app because it takes less time to complete.

Here is how you change your Facebook log-in email by using the Android Facebook app:

  1. Tap the Facebook app icon to run it.
  2. Tap the icon with three horizontal lines at the top-right corner of the screen.
    How to Change Your Email Facebook
  3. Find the “Settings & Privacy” option and tap “Account Settings”.
  4. Tap “General”, and then tap “Email”.
    Change Email on Facebook
  5. Tap “Add Email Address”.
    Facebook How to Change Your Email
  6. Type in the new address you want to use and tap “Add Email.” Enter your password when prompted.
  7. Tap “Add Email Address”.
  8. Tap “Confirm” to verify the changes.
  9. Log back into your Facebook account.
  10. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
  11. Tap “Primary Email”.
  12. Select the new address you want to use, type in your Facebook password, tap “Save” to change your primary email.
  13. Tap the three horizontal lines at the top and tap “Account Settings”.
  14. Tap “General,” then “Email,” then find the “Primary Email” option and select the address you’ve just added. Tap “Save”.

It’s Always Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

Sometimes it’s best to change your Facebook login email address, to make sure you have full access at all times. Many long-time Facebook users have changed their active emails without changing the login emails used for Facebook.

Their old emails might get deleted due to inactivity, which means that they can get locked out of their Facebook accounts if they forget their password or if the account gets hacked. That’s why you should always update your login information if you change your email provider at any point.

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