Facebook.com email addresses never quite caught on, and they became the source of controversy when the social network substituted users’ Facebook.com email addresses for their authentic email addresses in June 2012. Now, Facebook is pulling the plug on the ill-fated feature.
A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed the move to sister blog Inside Facebook, saying:
Over the next few weeks, we’re notifying people who use their Facebook.com email that the feature is changing. When someone sends an email to your Facebook.com address, it will no longer go to your messages on Facebook. Instead, the email will be forwarded to the primary email address on your account. (People will have the option to turn forwarding off.)
We’re making this change because most people haven’t been using their Facebook email addresses, and we can focus on improving our mobile messaging experience for everyone.
These changes will go in effect in early March. We want to give people advance notice about the changes.
Readers: Did you ever use your Facebook.com email addresses?
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