3 ways to change your email address on Facebook

3 ways to change your email address on Facebook
3 ways to change your email address on Facebook

Facebook allows you to change your primary email address or the one you use to log in and receive your notifications. It is very easy to change your email address, just make a few changes in the settings by accessing it from your computer or mobile device.


Method 1 of 3: Change address on iOS

Step 1. Select the Facebook app

Step 2. Click on the menu button

It's the button with the three horizontal lines in the lower right corner of the screen.

Step 3. Click Settings

It's at the very bottom of the page.

Step 4. Click Account Settings

Step 5. Click General

Step 6. Select Email

Step 7. Choose Add Email Address

Step 8. Enter your email address and password

Step 9. Click Add

From there, the new address will be added to the list of those you have saved for your account.

Step 10. Select Remove to remove an address

You will find the button next to email addresses that are not your primary address.

You cannot delete the address you are currently using until you have chosen a different primary address

Step 11. Tap Primary Address to choose a new address

You will arrive on a page where you can choose a new main address from the addresses you have saved. This is the address that Facebook will use to contact you if you have notifications or if you want to log into your account.

After choosing the new address, type your associated password and click Save

Method 2 of 3: Change address on Android

Step 1. Click on the icon

Step 2. Enter the necessary information

If you are not already logged in, enter your email address and password.

Step 3. Open the settings menu

Click the menu icon on the right of the navigation bar. It looks like three horizontal lines stacked on top of each other.

Step 4. Click Account Settings

Scroll down to the "Help and settings" section. Click on the button Account settings. This button looks like the silhouette of someone with a cog wheel near their shoulder.

Step 5. Click General

The link should be near a cogwheel. This redirects you to the menu with your details.

Step 6. Click Email

You will now see a new window with all the email addresses associated with your Facebook account.

  • If you only have one associated address, this is the default address.
  • If you want to delete an address, click To delete nearby.
  • If you already have more than one address associated with your account and you just want to make one of them your primary address, skip to step nine.

Step 7. Add an email address

Click on the link Add email address. Enter your new email address and password, then click Add.

  • Facebook will then send you a confirmation email to the address you entered. Check your mailbox to find the code and write it down.
  • Return to the email settings page and click Confirm email address. Enter the code and click on To confirm.
  • If you have not received the confirmation email, you can click again on Resend confirmation email to get a new one.
  • If you want to change your email address, you can click on Change email address to make the change.

Step 8. Go to the “Contact” section

It can be found in Account settings -> General -> Email addresses.

Step 9. Click Primary Contact

This will redirect you to a new screen where you can choose the address you want to use for the account.

Step 10. Choose the primary address

Enter the email address you want to use. A cross should appear next to the selection.

Step 11. Enter the password

Type it in the appropriate field on the screen and click Save. Your change has been saved.

Method 3 of 3: Change the address on the website

Step 1. Go to Facebook

Click here or type www.facebook.com in your browser to access the site.

Step 2. Log in

If you are not logged in automatically, you must enter your email and password.

  • If you have forgotten your references, click on Forgotten account information?

    The link is located under the password field. This will redirect you to the page to find your password.

Step 3. Click on the downward pointing chevron

This button is at the top right and a drop-down menu will appear.

Step 4. Select Settings

The link is at the bottom of the menu. You will then be taken to the general account settings page.

Step 5. Click Contact

There you will see a list of the email addresses you have saved. Your primary contact will be noted with a blue round button next to it.

  • Otherwise, you can also change the contact settings by clicking on To modify on the right of the menu.

Step 6. Click another round button

The buttons are located to the left of each address you have saved. This will allow you to choose a new one.

If you only have one email address, that email address is the default primary address

Step 7. Add a new address

Click on Add another email address or phone number (optional). Enter the new email address and password and click on Add.

  • Facebook will send you an email confirmation which you must open to confirm the change.
  • You will need to enter the password to complete the change.
  • If you want to delete an email address, click on the link To delete that appears next to it.

Step 8. Click Save Changes

The address you chose is now your primary address associated with your Facebook account.

You will receive a confirmation email to verify the changes


  • Although you are allowed to have multiple email addresses on your account, there is only one that can be your primary address.
  • If you're having trouble signing in to your account, follow the instructions on this page to find out what to do.

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