link facebook friend photo with contact?Support


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  1. contentryder

    contentryder Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is there a way to link your Facebook contact with this phone like the HTC sense ui so that the contact have a fb photo instead of a blank face?

    I tried to facebook account login in settings already but no go
     

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  2. Terrigno

    Terrigno Well-Known Member

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    I agree that I would also like to know this.
     
  3. airmanjerm

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    I just figured out how to do this, although it does take a bit of time if you've got lots of contacts and Facebook friends. There may be a MUCH easier way of doing this, but it worked for me.

    1. Start the CONTACTS app.
    2. Click on "Contacts" at the very top.
    3. Pick a person in your contacts list who is also in your Facebook friends. Select their name and it opens their entry in your phone's contacts list. For this, we'll select "John Smith." (How original!)
    4. Touch the MENU button in the very bottom left of the phone.
    5. Select "Link Contact"
    6. At the top, select "Get Friends"
    7. Select your Facebook account. (If you don't see it, you'll have to be sure your phone is logged into your Facebook account.)
    8. Your phone will pull up all your friends from your FB friends list. Although you're technically only trying to link John Smith, go ahead and select all the friends you want to import to your phone altogether. (Or just select all at the top.) This will save you a couple steps later.
    9. Click "Save" at the bottom.
    10. After a few seconds or a minute's worth of "importing," the phone will go back a screen. Here you will see all your imported Facebook friends that you just imported. Scroll down to "John Smith" and select that Facebook profile to link it to your phonebook entry.
    11. An AMAZING feature here is that when the phone imports all your friends from Facebook, it automatically links your phone contacts with their Facebook profile IF they have either the same exact name, or the same phone number or other similar contact info.
    12. For those that don't automatically link, repeat steps 1-10, omitting steps 6-9 since you've already imported them from Facebook.

    Afterwards, if you go back to the phone's contacts list and click the MENU button in the bottom left, you can select View Options, then select "View only entries with phone numbers." This is good in case you just imported a bunch of people who don't have phone numbers in Facebook...otherwise just junk to scroll through when you're actually looking for a phone number.

    This is a really neat feature, I'm still tinkering with it to get it all nice and prettied-up.
     
  4. BLJones

    BLJones Well-Known Member

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    When I click on my account (step 7) it doesn't go to any other screen and doesn't show me my friends. Help!!!! Please!
     
  5. mvred

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    I just did what the guy did above last night and it worked... just was time consuming. I sorta knew what Facebook friends were on my contact list so I went through it pretty quickly.
     
  6. timfick99

    timfick99 New Member

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    Thank you thank you! I've been trying to figure this out for a few days. The "Get Friends" step is the key I was missing.
     
  7. MrTony

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    Same thing with me. :confused:
     
  8. Terry S

    Terry S Well-Known Member

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    Go into contacts.. click on setting and more.. click on accounts and go to your facebook account.. turn on sync contacts. After you do this step 7 should show you people.
     
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  9. BLJones

    BLJones Well-Known Member

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    My Facebook s

    ync has been down since last thursday
     
  10. MrTony

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    I ended up discovering this before I got back to the forums, but thanks!
     
  11. GalaxyS609

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    still cant get this to work, I get the Step 7 problem as above, turning sync on or off doesnt make a difference
     
  12. lotreaglesfan

    lotreaglesfan Well-Known Member

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    yeah it's down :\
     
  13. Donatron

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    The thing is, you were fortunate enough to have the Facebook contacts actually download to your phone. The rest of us haven't been so lucky. We get the following error: "Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly." Of course, it never does actually come back.
     
  14. acdbx

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    I see my facebook account, but when I select it, nothing happens. However, the samsung friend feed widget and the facebook widget work fine. Am I missing something?
     
  15. jojorios

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    Just curious, do you also have the Facebook app installed?
     
  16. airmanjerm

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    No, I deleted it not long after buying the phone. I found the Facebook app extremely cumbersome to use, and it had major bugs. For example, if people had commented on a friend's status and I wanted to read the comments, I wasn't able to click on "4 comments" underneath the status. Same for the "Like" function. So, I deleted the app for space sake and am happy to access Facebook Mobile through the web browser. Some people may prefer the apps, but Mobile is what I'm used to and it works for me.

    Sorry, I know that's not the real point of what you asked...honestly, the phone was so new (and my first android phone) that I'm not sure what exactly I did that made Facebook show up in step 7. But, here's a possible solution if Facebook isn't showing up:

    When you're at step 7, if Facebook isn't showing up, try this:

    7a. Click "Add account"
    7b. Select Facebook if it's available.
    7b-1. If it's not available, click "Add account" at the bottom.
    7b-2. Select Facebook.

    Again, I discovered this just by playing with it, so it's hard to exactly know how to help (sorry). For what it's worth, mine still gives me that sync error message ("sync not available," or something like that), but it's still syncing my contacts with their Facebook profiles when I'm not looking. :)
     
  17. automagrt

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    I've been trying to link my Facebook account for 2 days now and every time I get an error message saying "Login failed. Try later"
     
  18. acdbx

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    I see "Facebook" with my e-mail listed at step 7b, but the text is grayed out and nothing happens when I click it...
     
  19. GalaxyS609

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    seems its getting worse before it gets better. At least my calendar was syncing before, now that too gives errors like the contacts.
     
  20. automagrt

    automagrt Well-Known Member

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    Same thing is happening to me.
     
  21. Bane99

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    Question: did you just select the option for syncing photos to the phone? Or did you also select to import all facebook friends to your phone? (something I don't want to do with 1000+ people on fb in my account?

    Anyways, haven't been able to get the phone to sync contacts with FB since I got the phone on the 18th :(

    After re-adding my fb account to the phone for the Xth time, it also gives me a black screen when trying to connect... Yay!:mad:

    Regarding the fb app... there's no contact sync that i'm aware of, so it's not like that will help us sync the photos to our current contacts.
     
  22. dsjr2006

    dsjr2006 Well-Known Member

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    Facebook sync doesn't work for many people including me.
     
  23. GalaxyS609

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    from what Ive been told its not just our phones either, but dont quote me on that
     
  24. automagrt

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    I was finally able to get it to work by going to Contacts -> Menu -> Get Friends -> Add Account -> Facebook. It will ask you what you'd like to sync. You can select all FB friends or choose them individually. I did the latter. It will link them to contacts already on your phone if they have the exact same name. Otherwise you will have to link them manually by selecting the person then going to Menu -> Link contact. It is buggy at times and at first gave me a sync error or wouldn't let me select the friends I wanted to sync.

    Now I'd just like to know if there is a way to choose how you want the name displayed. On some of my contacts it has changed their name to match Facebook rather than what I have entered. For example, I may have someone listed as Nick Smith but when I link it to their FB account it changes it to Nicholas Smith which is how they have it entered on there. It seems random how it does this.
     
  25. Sjla2kology101

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    I just synced my face book to my phone and all my facebook contacts are now in my contact list... Then all people who still had they contact plus the facebook I just merged together didn't take me that long..
     

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