How to Remove Email from Facebook 2024

  • By Farrukh Mushtaq

    Farrukh Mushtaq

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    Farrukh Mushtaq, a digital marketer at PureSquare, possesses a keen interest in cybersecurity and enjoys writing about it. With several years of experience in the digital marketing industry, he brings expertise and passion to his work.

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  • 18 April 2024
  • 6 mins read

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Facebook uses your email address for various purposes, including account verification and login. 

However, with 1.5 billion Facebook users data found on an online hacker forum for sale, you might decide to remove this connection for privacy reasons or simply prefer not to use it with the platform. 

With this detailed guide you can remove email from Facebook website and app without complex steps. 

Considerations

While removing your email address entirely is an option, Facebook prompts you to add a new email address without deleting the existing one.

This way, you can maintain a valid contact method while keeping your preferred email separate.

Also, removing your primary email address associated with Facebook might limit certain recovery options if you forget your password.  

How to Remove Your Email Address from Facebook Website

  1. Visit the Facebook website and log in to your account.
  2. Tap the down arrow in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Click the "Settings & Privacy" option from the dropdown menu.
  1. Select "Settings" in the following menu.
  2. In the left-hand menu, search the "General" tab and click on "Contact".
  1. Below "Email," you'll see your currently linked email address.
  2. Tap "Edit" next to your email address.
  3. In the pop-up window, choose "Remove this email address.”
  4. Insert your Facebook password for verification.
  5. Review the information regarding potential limitations and click "Remove" to confirm.

How to Remove Your Email Address from Facebook Mobile App

  1. Go to the Facebook app and ensure you're logged in.
  2. Press the menu icon (usually three horizontal lines) placed in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and tap "Settings & Privacy."
  4. Tap "Settings" from the list of options.
  1. Press on "Profile Details" within the Settings menu.
  1. Find "Contact Info" and tap on it.
  1. Under "Email," you'll see your linked email address.
  2. Press "Edit" next to your email address.
  3. In the following screen, choose "Remove Email."
  4. Insert your Facebook password for verification.
  5. Review the information and tap "Remove" to confirm.

How long does it take for the email removal to take effect on Facebook?

The changes take place immediately after confirming the email removal process.

Can I still recover my account if I remove my email from Facebook?

Recovering your account might be more challenging without a linked email.  However, it's still possible. Facebook offers alternative recovery methods such as using a linked phone number or answering security questions (if set up).

Is there a limit to the number of times I can change or remove my email on Facebook?

No, there's no limit on how many times you can change or remove your email address on Facebook. You can add a new email, remove an existing one, and repeat the process as needed.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What should I do if I encounter issues while trying to remove my email from Facebook?

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    If you face difficulties during the removal process, you can refer to the Facebook help center.

  • Will removing my email stop Facebook notifications?

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    Removing your email won't entirely stop Facebook notifications. You will still receive in-app notifications unless you disable them within your settings.

  • Is my account still secure if I remove my email from Facebook?

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    Removing your email address reduces a recovery option but doesn't necessarily compromise your account's security. You can maintain a good security posture by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) and creating a strong password.

  • Will removing my email from Facebook deactivate my account?

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    No, removing your email address does not deactivate your Facebook account. You can still access and use Facebook normally.

Be the Guard of Your Personal Information 

With this guide, you can effectively remove your email address from your Facebook account. 

Remember to consider the potential implications and explore alternative options like adding a new email or enabling 2FA for a more secure and manageable experience.

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