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Monday, July 2, 2012

Facebook's E-Mail Hijack Is Losing Your Contacts

Posted By on Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 7:58 AM

That pretty much sums it up
  • That pretty much sums it up
Facebook's latest attempt to force something on us that we don't want has backfired once again, but this time users might have a really good reason to hate on the social-networking company.

Yes, the recent switch over to Facebook e-mail has been annoying at best, but it also seems to actually be making it harder for us to keep in touch with our friends.

As CNET reports this morning, Facebook users are lodging complaints against the Bay Area tech giant, saying it has lost some of their e-mails on phones and personal devices as it made the frustrating switch to the accounts.

Here's what one user said:

This morning my mother was complaining that many of the e-mail addresses in her Droid Razr contacts had been replaced with Facebook ones. It would seem the Facebook app had been populating her address book with e-mails and contact photos, and decided to migrate all her Facebook-using contacts over to this convenient new system. That seems like a much greater controversy to me than Facebook hiding people's e-mail addresses.

And from another exasperated Facebooker:

I recently updated my iPhone to iOS 6 beta, which has Facebook integration. Since Facebook changed the email addresses on contacts, I've actually lost every single one of my email addresses including those for work. Emails to my boss have gone unanswered as they've been going to his Facebook! Driven me insane and absolutely horrid move for Facebook. Very much regretting wishing for this whole Facebook integration thing now!
The complaints go on and on. So yeah, now might be a good time to see if your boss got those messages that you won't be coming into work.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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