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You’ve got Facebook mail

Oh, those wacky Facebook folks and their little tweaks to that website you just can’t get enough of.

They’ve gone and given you a Facebook email address while you’re busy playing Words with Friends or sharing the video about the dog that saved a toddler from drowning.

Check your profile and there it is —

You don’t recall asking for a Facebook email address? See, that’s the beauty of it — you got one without even asking.

Some people think this is Facebook’s way of forcing its email system on you. But Facebook says that’s not the case.

“We basically defaulted to show your Facebook address as we rolled this out, just to keep it consistent for everyone,” Meredith Chin, Facebook’s manager of product communications, told

In any case, you can get rid of it. The instructions are in this article.