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Facebook emailRecently, Facebook has activated a service which lets you sign up (free of charge) for a Facebook email address account (user-name@facebook.com). It is a web-based email service which offers almost the same options and features we can find in other webmail providers  such as Yahoo Mail and Google Mail, for example. However, differently from them, the Facebook user will have less options. In fact, you will be able to send emails and messages but the mail  interface misses some important elements such as subject, cc and bbc etc. Facebook email is designed for Facebook users and aims to improve and enhance the way users interact with each others. (also see Facebook chat).  This simple tutorial will  you how to sign up to this service and get a free name@facebook.com email address.

So, if you want to sign up to the new Facebook service and obtain a free Facebook email account, follow these simple steps:

  1. Login your Facebook personal page and right after that, click here to open request page.
  2. At this point, click the Request  Invite button located at the bottom right side of the page.  After that you will receive a notification like that: “You will receive an Invite soon”. Remember to be patient because. It could take a few days before receiving a confirmation which will allow you to sign up to the service since a lot of users are applying for it.
  3. Wait for approval.
  4. Once you get the approval, go to Messages in your Facebook account in order to activate the email address feature. (Messages is located on the left sidebar in your main page profile).
  5. Now, you have to choose your username. If you have set a unique one, then your email will be something like this: username@facebook.com.
  6. If you have not set any username, then you will have to set up a custom one. After that you will have to repeat the steps above in order to get your email.
  7. At this point you will be able to reply the question: “What is my Facebook email address?” since you will now have a custom email address directly from your favorite social network!

What follows is brief list of features available in your Facebook email:

  • Control who can send you messages and emails through the new settings interface.
  • Messages from unknown users and bulk emails will automatically go to the Other folder.
  • Spam messages will be automatically hidden without anything to do on your side.
  • Bare-bone interface. No subject and no cc. Just concentrate on your message.

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12 Comments to “How to Sign Up for a Facebook Email Address Account”

  1. swen Says:

    Did it really take a few days for you?? I’ve heard it can take months even if you request an invite anyway.

  2. mark Says:

    Requested an invitation and received it in a week. Now have my FB email address!

  3. angel Says:

    thnX so much for ur help

  4. Requested Says:

    Requested an invitation and received it in a week. Now have my FB email address!

  5. Michael Johnson Says:

    I helped my sister with hers with these instructions thank you. She got hers back in 6 days though? I told her to just keep waiting because Face book is a religion now and getting an answer back from a live person is like saying a prayer and hope it works soon.

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  7. mj Says:

    use all suck but good at same time :(

  8. ecig Says:

    It is in reality a nice and useful piece of info. I am satisfied that you simply shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Branda Says:

    I like to make me a facebook.
    I have to remember my Mail and Website

  10. Avery Says:

    I applied back in October… still don’t have it :(

  11. Gauravjain Says:

    i sent the invitation for activate the facebook but it was not activated yet
    i send the inviation when they arrive but still not activated yet please help me what can i do please,,, help me …

  12. vaere dollins Says:

    I havent had facebook for very long but im sure i will continue to enjoy it for years to come

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