Facebook Clarifies Email Address Mess, Says It’s Because Of Contact Sync API Bug

Posted on Jul 3 2012 - 6:28am by Editorial Staff

Last week news surfaced over the web that the social giant pushing its own email addresses, the one that starts with @facebook.com, The Verge while taking with Facebook’s Director of Engineering Andrew Bosworth able to cleared the long-heated confusion about the company’s decision to hide all email addresses besides @facebook.com email addresses from user profiles. Bosworth sounded more hyped on stating the fact that this all does take place due to the contact sync API bug. He further added that the bug would be fixed tomorrow.

The company statement below:

Contact synchronization on devices is performed through an API. For most devices, we’ve verified that the API is working correctly and pulling the primary email address associated with the users’ Facebook account. However, for people on certain devices, a bug meant that the device was pulling the last email address added to the account rather than the primary email address, resulting in @facebook.com addresses being pulled. We are in the process of fixing this issue and it will be resolved soon. After that, those specific devices should pull the correct addresses.

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