How to Change Your Email Address On Facebook

Don't miss notifications or contacts when your email changes

A picture of the Facebook interface with the Settings option available.
Change your email from Settings. Joli Ballew

You can change the email address associated with your Facebook account from any internet-connected device. You should do this if your Facebook account has been breached or hijacked. You can also opt to do it if you change email providers, and for various other reasons. Whatever the case, there are two steps to complete; you need to add the email address you’d like to use, and then, configure it so it’s the primary address.

How to Change Email on Facebook on Any Computer

You can change your email address from any computer, no matter if it’s Mac-based or Windows-based, using your favorite Web browser. That can be Internet Explorer or Edge on a PC, Safari on a Mac, or any compatible third-party browser you've installed, such as Firefox or Chrome.  

To change the email address you use with Facebook and to set it as the primary address from a computer:

  1. Navigate to www.facebook.com and log in.
  2. In the top right corner of the Facebook page, click Settings. You might have to click the down arrow first.
  3. From the General tab, click Contact.
  4. Click Add Another Email Or Mobile Number To Your Email Account.
  5. Type the new address and click Add.
  6. Enter your Facebook password and click Submit.
  7. Click Close.
  8. Check your email and click Confirm to verify you made this change.
  9. Log in to Facebook when prompted.
  10. Click Contact again (as noted in Step 3).
  11. Select the new address and click Save Changes to make it your primary email.

Note: You can remove the old email address if you want to, by following steps 1-3 above and selecting the email to remove. 

How to Change Facebook Email on an iPhone or iPad

If you use Facebook on your iPhone and have the Facebook app you can make an email address change there. You can also follow the steps above to make the change using Safari.

Here’s how to add a new email address and set it as your primary address using the Facebook app:

  1. Click the Facebook app icon to open the app.
  2. Click the three horizontal lines across the bottom of the screen.
  3. Scroll to click Settings & Privacy and/or Account Settings.
  4. Click General, then Email.
  5. Click Add Email Address.
  6. Type the address to add and click Add Email.
  7. Check your email from your phone’s Mail app and click Confirm to verify you made this change.
  8. Log in to Facebook when prompted.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. Select the new address and click Save Changes to make it your primary email.
  11. Click the three horizontal lines at the top of the app and click Account Settings.
  12. Click General, then Email, then Primary Email and select the new email you just added and click Save

How to Change Facebook Email on an Android Mobile Device

If you use Facebook on your Android device and have the Facebook app you can make an email address change there. You can also follow the steps in the first section to make the change using the Android Browser, Chrome, or other web browser that’s installed on the device.

Here’s how to add a new email address and set it as your primary address using the Facebook app:

  1. Click the Facebook app icon to open the app.
  2. Click the three horizontal lines across the bottom of the screen.
  3. Scroll to click Settings & Privacy and/or click Account Settings.
  4. Click General, then Email.
  5. Click Add Email Address.
  6. Type the address to add and click Add Email. If prompted to input your Facebook password, do so.
  7. Click Add Email Address.
  8. Check your email from your phone’s Mail app and click Confirm to verify you made this change.
  9. Log back into Facebook.
  10. Navigate to Settings & Privacy and/or Account Settings, then General, then Email.
  11. Click Primary Email.
  12. Select the new address, type your Facebook password, and click Save to make it your primary email.
  13. Click the three horizontal lines at the top of the app and click Account Settings.
  14. Click General, then Email, then Primary Email and select the new email you just added and click Save.

What if the Facebook App Changes?

 If the Facebook app you use on your Android or iOS device updates and you can’t, for whatever reason, change your email address using it, you have options. You can use the web browser on your phone to navigate to www.facebook.com and follow the steps outlined in the first section. Changing your email address using a web browser on your phone is exactly like changing it on a computer.

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