How to setup & get email ID address


Now any Facebook user can get unique email address for sending and receiving messages. It will be your social inbox where focus will be on actual message and sender. There are no usual email elements like subject lines, cc and bcc as found in popular email service providers like Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Live Hotmail. You can also strictly control who can send you message at your email address.

Setup email ID address

1. Since this is a new feature, to get early access you can request for email messages feature for your facebook account. Login into Facebook account and click here to open request webpage. Then click invite button at bottom right.

2. Once your invite is approved, goto messages in your Facebook account. On the messages page you should see “claim your Facebook email’ option at the top of the webpage.

3. Click on ‘Claim your Facebook email’ option and you should small pop-up window with message “Receive emails as a part of your Facebook conversations. Your email address will match your public username.”

Your Facebook username will be default email address ID of your Facebook account. For example: Is your Facebook username is idavinder (, then your new Facebook email ID will be

If you do not have unique username assigned to Facebook account, then you can setup Facebook username URL first and then repeat above steps. Please note, once you select any username for your Facebook account, it can never be changed – so be careful.

Video How-to: activate & setup new Facebook email ID

Once your Facebook email is setup, you can share your Facebook email ID.  All email messages from friends will land in messages section of your Facebok account.

Facebook email messages: Points to note

1. Facebook email messages are not like traditional email messages. It does not contain email title or subject line. Just send quick message to any friend.

2. Messages are not grouped according to date or subject line (as there are no subject lines). All messages are grouped according to sender’s name.

3. You can enforce strict privacy policy on who can send you message at your Facebook email ID. Messages from blocked users automatically land in spam folder. You can also promote messages from spam to priority inbox incase message is accidentenly sent to spam folder.

4. It is a simpler form of email service where focus is on ease of text communication based on sending users rather than message contents. [Originally Published on Nov 16, 2010 – Updated On July 28, 2011]



  1. i wona change my facebook id name tim decoursay. because my government id name is tim papatie. please i want my account back and i know my password

  2. i want to send u a complain reagrding facebook send me ur email id

  3. shelby fishman says

    help me recover my things

  4. i want to be on facebook

  5. How long should i wait to recieve an inviation??????

  6. I requested for invitation to get email id of facebook in december. But still no response as some of the friends get this service and they made request many days after mine. Help!!

  7. sir my profile are stop last 3 days,please continew start profile.

  8. Good Job!!

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