How to Change Your Primary Email on Facebook

How to Change Your Primary Email on Facebook

Updated on May 25, 2021

Would you like to change your primary email address on Facebook and use it as your login ID? Or just want to add an other email to your Facebook account for more protection, in case you lose access to one of them?

Anyway, changing an email on Facebook isn't a complicated process at all. You'll only need to create another email account if you don't have one already, then follow the steps below to get the job done. To create an email account you can use any free email provider like Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo or whatever email provider you prefer.

So, how do I change my email address on Facebook?

In this post, I'll show you in detailed steps how you can add an email address to your Facebook account, make it as a primary and remove the old one. If you're ready to know how, then let's follow the steps below!

How to Change Your Primary Email on Facebook?


Click your profile picture at the top right of any Facebook page, click Settings & privacy, then click Settings to open your Facebook general Settings.

Facebook Settings

Click Edit to the right of Contact.

Facebook General Account Settings

Click the link that says +Add another email address or mobile number.

Add another email address or mobile number

Type the new email that you would like to add to your Facebook account then press the Add button.

Add Another Email

Facebook will send you an Email with the confirmation link and code to the address email that you have just added.

Facebook Email Has Been Sent

Now, you should go to your Email account to confirm the new Email address. Once there, copy the code and go back to your Facebook account.

Facebook Email Verification

Next, click Confirm under the new added email address.

Facebook Confirm Email Address

Paste the code and press OK.

Confirm Your Email Address

To make your new confirmed email as your primary email address, click Make primary and refresh the page to see the change.

Make Primary Email Address

Until this moment everything is fine. You have set a new primary email address and you still have a secondary email listed under your Facebook account. Now, you can keep them both and this is the recommended tip from Facebook, in case if you lose access to one of them.


If you decided to delete the old email address (the secondary email), just click Remove under the email address and refresh the page to see the change.

Remove Facebook Email Address

That's it! That's how you change your primary email address on Facebook.

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If you have any question regarding this post, just let me know in the comments below or send me a message on my Facebook page! I will be more than glad to help you out! 🙂