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How to change your primary email address on Facebook

Since Facebook has been around for almost 20 years, many of us registered using email addresses that are now irrelevant or humiliating. Use a current address that you can access in case your account is compromised or you ever need to change your password.

Fortunately, changing your primary email to reflect your current address doesn’t take much time.

Visit our other instructions for steps on how to modify other Facebook settings, such as changing your name or password. Scroll down to learn how to change your primary email address on Facebook.

What you’ll need: 

  • A Facebook account
  • An email address you want to add

How to change your primary email address on Facebook

  1. Go to your Facebook settings
  2. Find Contact and hit Edit
  3. Click Add Another Email Address Or Phone Number
  4. Enter your new email address and click Add
  5. Enter your password and click Submit
  6. Head to your email inbox to verify the new address
  7. That’s it – Facebook will automatically set it as your primary email address
You’ll get an email asking you to confirm the new address in your inbox. Your new address will be added as your main email if you follow the instructions there.