How to Change Your Email Address On Facebook

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What to Know

  • On the web: Click the Down-arrow > Settings & Privacy > Settings Edit > Input new email.
  • In the app: Go to Menu > Settings & Privacy > Settings Personal Info > Contact Info > Add Email Address > Input new email.
  • Confirm via email if updating on the website. Confirm via text if updating on the app.

This article explains how to change your primary email address on the Facebook website and mobile app, and how to remove an email address from your Facebook account.

How to Change Your Facebook Email on Any Computer

You can change the email addresses associated with your Facebook account from any computer, whether it’s a Mac, Windows, or Linux machine, by using your favorite web browser.

To change your primary email address on the Facebook website:

  1. Sign into your Facebook account and select the down-arrow in the upper-right corner.

    Facebook - down-arrow selected
  2. Select Settings & Privacy in the drop-down menu.

    Facebook - Settings & Privacy selected
  3. Select Settings in the drop-down menu.

    Facebook - Settings & Privacy > Settings
  4. Select Edit next to Contact.

    Facebook - Selecting Edit next to Contact
  5. In the Contact section, select Add another email or mobile number.

    Facebook - Add another email or mobile number
  6. In the Enter new email box, type your new email address, and select Add.

    Facebook - enter new email address > Add
  7. Select Close in the pop-up box.

    Facebook - select Close
  8. Once you're done adding a new email address, Facebook will email you a confirmation message. Click the link in your email to confirm you want to add that email address to your Facebook account.

    Facebook - message telling you to check your email and verify address
  9. As soon as you confirm your new email address, you are redirected to the Facebook Contact section where you will see that your new email address is now your primary Facebook email address.

    Facebook automatically changes new email to primary email address

    To remove the old email address (or any email address) select Edit next to the Contact tab, and Remove under the address you want to remove:

    Facebook - remove old email address

    How to Change Your Facebook Email on the Facebook App

    To change your Facebook email address on the mobile app:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your Android or iOS device.

  2. Select the three-line menu icon.

  3. Tap Settings & Privacy > Settings.

    Facebook - select menu icon, Settings & Privacy > Settings
  4. Tap Personal Information > Contact Info > Add Email Address.

    Facebook - Personal information > Contact info > Add Email address
  5. Type your email address in the Add an additional email address box > Add email.

  6. Select Confirm. You will receive a text with the confirmation code.

  7. Tap the Enter confirmation code field.

    Facebook - entering new email address
  8. Most mobile devices will now display the confirmation code between quotation marks without you having to open the confirmation text. Tap the displayed code to automatically fill the Enter confirmation code box. Or, manually enter the code.

    Tap Confirm.

  9. If you want to make the new email address your primary Facebook email address, select the new email address under Manage Contact Info.

  10. Tap Make Primary.

    Facebook - making email address primary email

    If your account has been hacked, you should also change your Facebook password.

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