Contact Facebook integration
Was curious if anyone found a way to manually associate a contact with a facebook friend. It has become a common trend lately that people aren't using their real names on faceboom (ie. FirstName MiddleName or FirstName MaidenName LastName). It appears these will not sync up properly. Anyone have any ideas?
- 11-06-2009, 05:53 PM #4
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Click on their facebook contact entry, then try and EDIT it. It will say you cannot edit facebook details, then hit the menu button again and you should seen an option that says "join". When you click that it will bring up your contact list and you can select the contact you want to merge the info with.
- 11-07-2009, 06:46 PM #8
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- 11-08-2009, 04:33 PM #13
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- Plain vanilla :)
I had four people in my facebook friends that did not auto-sync to the contact information in my Droid contacts. I used the above method, and with one of them everything worked perfectly. They show up in my contacts with the name I gave the contact and the facebook information is attached.
Three of the contacts are now showing up with the facebook names in my contact list, instead of what I had entered them as. I've tried editing the contact info, but it still always shows up with the facebook name.
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- 02-01-2010, 07:11 AM #18
It happens with *all* your contacts?
Because it only happens with *some* of my contacts, and I can't spot the difference between the contacts which use the Google name vs those that use the Facebook name.
It seems other posters to this thread have observed the same.
I have created a bug report on code.google.com, id=6067 -
it's a bit vague, but I can't think of anything else to add.
RE icons, they can take a little while to auto-sync down.
- 02-01-2010, 07:39 PM #19
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- 03-31-2010, 07:04 AM #20
Just to update anyone still interested...
Over at the Android bug report
someone worked out what's going on... when contacts are joined it chooses the alphabetically-latest name to display in the contacts list.
Seems to apply to Facebook and last.fm, so probably 'any' syncing account type.
So if someone is named Beth in the Google contact, Elizabeth on Facebook and Liz on last.fm you'll get Liz show up in your contact list.
If interested please star the bug report.
- 03-31-2010, 09:43 PM #21
An app called Facebook Sync will auto sync and then whatever contacts didn't sync u can do manually. It will pull up ur contacts list u press persons name then FB contacts come up...u long press name n there u go contact is now synced. Hope this helps til there is an easier way