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Facebook Admits Should Have Been Clearer About Email Switch & Fixes Phone Glitch

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Last week Facebook made an automatic change that angered many users. Usually, that is nothing new, it happens every other month if not more often, but this change was a more serious offense because they changed a personal setting automatically, and without notice [URL="http://www.internetmarketingclub.org/entry.php/559-Facebook-Changes-New-Facebook-Email-to-Default-Contact"]each Facebook user's email setting was set to their assigned Facebook email [/URL]as a default. The Facebook email meant that contacts were given the email that sent messages to the Facebook inbox instead of their regular email inbox and with that, the possibility of many missed messages. Facebook came out this week stating that they made a mistake and that they should have been more clear about the email switch. For more on the apology, see [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/06/27/facebook-apologizes-email/"]Mashable[/URL].

In related news Facebook also had to fix an phone contact glitch that was affected by the email switch. [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/07/02/facebook-email-switch/"]Mashable [/URL]reported, "Some Facebook members who sync their mobile devices to the social network’s app have reported that email addresses in their phone contacts have been replaced with @Facebook.com addresses. Although the company said its application programming interface (API) is working properly, a bug is pulling the last email address added to the account to mobile devices rather than the primary email address."

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