Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworker. They are rolling out a series of tips to educate more than 300 million people on Facebook platform usage. Aligned to this campaign we will be following on this series whereby today’s topic is “Email Notifications”.
You don’t have to be logged in to Facebook to get the latest updates from friends. Email notifications allow you to know when people interact with you on the site, whether through Wall posts, comments, tagged photos or friend requests. Similar to the notifications you see in the lower right hand corner on Facebook, email notifications let you know what’s happening even when you aren’t logged in.
You can manage email notifications by selecting the “Settings” link in the upper right hand corner of any page. From the Notifications tab, you can choose which actions you want to generate emails. For example, if you want to be notified by email each time someone writes on your Wall or receive weekly email digests about your friends’ upcoming birthdays, just check the boxes next to these options. If you’d rather not be notified when people poke you or comment on your photos, just leave those boxes unchecked.
To change the email address associated with your account, select the “Settings” tab. You’ll then see your current email address and can select “change” to add or delete addresses. Your Facebook email notifications will only be sent to the address you designate as your “Contact Email,” so also be sure this information is accurate.