How to change your primary email address on Facebook

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Facebook has been around for nearly two decades, which means that many of us have signed up to the site using now outdated or inconvenient email addresses. It’s important to make sure you use an address you still have access to if your account is hacked or you ever need to reset your password.

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Luckily, it doesn’t take long to update your primary email to your current address.

Scroll down to learn how to change your primary email address on Facebook, or visit our other guides to learn how to change your password or username on a social networking site.

What you will need:

Facebook account
Email address to be added

Short version

Go to Facebook settings
Find a contact and click Edit
Click Add another email address or phone number
Enter a new email address and click Add
Enter your password and click Submit
Go to your email inbox to confirm your new address.

That’s it – Facebook will automatically set it as your primary email address
How to Change Your Primary Email Address on Facebook

Step 1Open Facebook

We’ll be using screenshots from the browser version of Facebook for this tutorial, but you can easily change your email address using the app. Scroll down to the FAQ section to find out how.

Step 2: Click the down arrow

It will be in the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3. Tap Settings & Privacy

Or click on the gear icon.

Step 4. Select Settings

This will again be the gear icon.

Step 5: Find a contact and click the Edit button next to it

It will be on the General tab.

Step 6: Click Add another email or mobile number

This will add additional communication methods.

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Step 7. Enter a new email address and click Add.

You can also add a new phone number using the link at the bottom of the popup if you like.

Step 8. Enter your password and click Submit

You will receive an email in your inbox asking you to verify your new address. Follow the instructions and your new address will be automatically added as your primary email address.

Frequently asked Questions

Can I change my primary email address on my phone?

Yes, you can also change your email address in the Facebook mobile app.

To do this, simply open Facebook, tap the three-line menu and then the gear icon. Tap “Personal & Account Information”, then “Contact Information” and finally “Add Email Address”. Then just follow the instructions on the screen.

How to remove old email address from Facebook account?

To remove an email address from your account, follow steps 1 to 5 and click Remove under any email address you wish to remove. Then just refresh the page.

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