Originally Posted by Blindsay
damn that stinks, deleted all of my contacts recently and i figured it would be an easy way to get them back lol.
do you happen to know why this happened, or even why there are no 3rd party apps that do it? i figured even if it wasnt officially supported, someone would have found a way to do it.
Thanks for the replies everyone
edit: also trophynuts, i see in your devices that you are not happy with the battery life of your galaxy nexus? i thought i did notice a drop in mine. battery life seems terribad now and i even have the extended battery.
It happened because for the first couple years of Android Google allowed Facebook to violate their TOS to allow one way syncing of contacts. After a couple years and Facebook would still not follow Google's TOS Google got rid of their exception over a year ago. This probably had something to do with the launch of Google+ and Google's desire to grow that and it coming pre installed with Android. Anyways the point is, Google just makes Facebook play by the same rules as everyone else now.
This is more on Facebook. If they wanted their app to be able to sync it could. If they wanted to let a 3rd party app sync numbers they could allow it. I think the issue with that is how much everyone flames Facebook over privacy, so they at least want to keep phone numbers locked down.
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