Facebook ditches users' facebook.com emails

By VCPOST Staff Reporter

Feb 25, 2014 08:36 AM EST

Facebook is ending the @facebook.com email project it began in 2012, according to TechCrunch.

Facebook told TechCrunch that the reason for scrapping the facebook.com emails is many people were not using them at all. For those who used them, messages will be automatically received by the original email that they registered with the network. This will be Facebook's default email setting soon. The changes will be implemented starting March, the report detailed.

In 2012, Facebook implemented a default setting that hid a user's email except for the facebook.com email. This happened when the contact sync feature was activated by iOS 6 users then. Because of this, many users had to manually tweak their settings to revert to their original email. This new email switch will also require manual intervention to prevent flooding of new messages which were hidden under the old setting, the report explained.

There probably won't be any lost tears over this change for many users, but some might be quite delighted. Some employees of Facebook actually had to change their facebook.com email addresses in 2010 to make way for users. Now, some of those email addresses may be cleared once again for the network's staff, TechCrunch reported.

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