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[How to] update facebook contact pictures.Tips

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  1. MTC

    MTC Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if anyone has already figured this out but I just did it by accident a few minutes ago.

    If your facebook contact has changed their picture and you want to update it on your phone, go to
    People > Online Directory > Facebook > Click refresh.

    It updates everyones pictures so it may take a while if you have alot of contacts.

    sjscorpio1, lah, chicago510 and 17 others like this.
  2. b1gg134

    b1gg134 Well-Known Member

    worked for me thanks
  3. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

    I dont see a "refresh" button.

    HELP, as I am interested in updating.
  4. jprow507

    jprow507 Well-Known Member

    This updated the Facebook picture in the online Facebook directory but did not carry over into my "People" area. Did you have to do anything else to get your contact/people pictures to update?
  5. jprow507

    jprow507 Well-Known Member

    Press the menu button then you will see "refresh"
  6. FramCire

    FramCire Well-Known Member

    I hit menu a ton of times..... I think there was a problem. So I sign out, resigned in, and now when I hit menu, the refresh is there.

  7. unlazyfree

    unlazyfree Active Member


    i have my favorites linked to facebook and almost all of them have changed their profile pic on fb, however it wasn't updated on my phone
  8. DarbagDarbag

    DarbagDarbag Well-Known Member

    why isnt MY profile pic updated though ?
  9. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member

    Same issue...FB contact pics on favorites widget not updating all of the pictures...Werid..When I click on the favorites FB pictures that do update when you go to their pictures their albums show up but for the ones that aren't updating it wont display their albums for some reason...Other than that I can't see any difference between the ones that update and dont...
  10. BBock727

    BBock727 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I have a contact in the people favorites widget that won't update. Any help would be appreciated. I already refreshed the facebook contacts as outlined above.
  11. jprow507

    jprow507 Well-Known Member

    The ONLY way to get this to work is to remove your Facebook for HTC Sense account completely and then add it again (and then you may have to re-link some contacts) .... its a pain and a ******ed way to do things but evidently the people behind the software on this phone were not smart enough to design this aspect of the software correctly...

    Although I know there is an app on the marketplace that supposedly will update all your photos for you as well...
  12. BBock727

    BBock727 Well-Known Member

    What app
  13. QMeli907

    QMeli907 Member

    Would like to know what app as well. I don't want to relink all my contacts. takes hours.
  14. jprow507

    jprow507 Well-Known Member

  15. Stockmoose16

    Stockmoose16 Well-Known Member

    I have the same problem with FB and favorites. I've erased FB for HTC Sense and re-synced, but the photos still don't show. When I try to link manually, the FB Friend cannot be found in search, even though I have verified that they are, indeed, my friend in the FB app.

    I like this phone less and less every day.
  16. Stockmoose16

    Stockmoose16 Well-Known Member

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  17. allenmac

    allenmac Member

    How do i uninstall facebook online Directory, i dont like having my facebook contacts in my contact list...
  18. Dmark

    Dmark Well-Known Member

    You don't need to install anything. Go into the People app, press the phone's menu button and select View. There you can uncheck Facebook.
  19. niseag03

    niseag03 Member

    It doesn't do any linking for you, it just updates your friends' FB photos as they are changed. You have to link them yourself, but once they are linked, it will sync the pictures on a schedule you set. Yes, it'll take a little work in the beginning, but once its set up you never have to manually go in to update them nor do any uninstalling or reinstalling of FB apps, etc.
  20. BBock727

    BBock727 Well-Known Member

    Any other ideas?
  21. jayefef

    jayefef Well-Known Member

    Go to edit your contact card, press and hold your picture. A menu will pop up asking to set the picture. My options came up as facebook, camera, photos, remove picture. Select facebook, it will update to your current profile pic. Maybe if you set up flickr or twitter (through htc peep) it will ask to select one of those (i have only set up Facebook).

    Mine came up a little pixelated as Sense/Incredible has done for others when assigning contact pictures.

    EDIT: I tried setting up my twitter through Peep. An option did not come up asking to use my twitter picture as my contact card picture.
    Peoples-2, naveen raj and potterdood like this.
  22. BBock727

    BBock727 Well-Known Member

    @ Jayefef

    The problem is, even though I updated all facebook pictures as detailed above, certain contacts aren't shown as updated when i got to their contact card. Even if i press and hold and click facebook, I get an older picture, not a new one.
  23. jayefef

    jayefef Well-Known Member

    I see. I've seen this happen too. This is probably an HTC bug.

    The friendstream app and Sense syncing is not too reliable IMO.
  24. g916

    g916 Well-Known Member

    you hit menu then it'll pop up
  25. Mr. Jibmiester

    Mr. Jibmiester New Member

    i ran into the same problem stockmoose. has anyone found a fix for this yet? I tried everything and for the life of me I can not find certain people. They are not linked to anything but when you go to link them they are GONE in facebook.

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