anyone know how to sync facebook contacts with cellphone contacts of the same name?

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    I saw the option earlier but i didn't click it now i'm looking and can't find it...anyone have any ideas?
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    You have to go to settings-accounts-and then click on your fb account abd choose sync with existing contacts or sync all. One thing you might have to do is change the names currently in your contacts to match what your friends have on fb, or it will create another contact.

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    Not sure if you are referring to the same thing, but I have two people with the same name on fb (family) and only one of them in my contacts. No matter what I did (added phone and email) I couldn't get the correct profile picture to display for the contact in my phone.

    Needless to say, but I no longer use the fb app. Friendcaster is much better, but doesn't sync with contacts.

    Sent from OG Droid sporting SS5.4 w/HoneyGingerComb and Chevy's lv1.0ghz kernal
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    thanks i was able to finally use the motoblur version of fb but it sucked and it wouldn't let me sync fb user to contact list soooo i deleted it and went back to the original fb application and that won't let me do it either...i coulda sworn there was integration but there isn't... very weird stuff...but whatever...

    motorola made something that was simple complicated...very unusual...

    i'll keep playing with it.

    Thank you both for the help.
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    On my D2G, you can download and install the official FB app, but (even though it would let you select the option in the app, but not in account settings) Motoblur has somehow locked the app out from being able to sync with my contacts.

    Guess they want you to use the junk Motoblur FB app. I tried it for a week, and I just stopped using FB on my phone without even realizing it... lol.

    Once I got the phone rooted and ROMed, the official app would sync fine.

    The reason I mention all this, is that we'll probably have to wait for that on the D3 as well.
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    It's been my experience the contact syncing just plain sucks. You end up with all kinds of duplicates. I've deliberately avoided using the built-in FB features because of this. Just use the FB app from the Market.
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    i read google blocked fb apps from syncing with android...
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    Wasn't it.... Facebook blocked Google+ from syncing friends and thereby giving up their whole database of users to another social network...
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    ^ that's exactly what happened. Fb is butt hurt about Google+. Its shocking fb hasn't been blocked the same way thru google.
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    This is absolultely possible on the Motorola Droid 3, or any Motorola Droid phone with Gingerbread at least, haven't confirmed these options exist on a phone with Froyo.

    You have to add your facebook account with the default facebook included with your Droid 3. It should start adding all of your facebook contacts into your list. Obviously this isn't desireable.

    Here's the catch, go into your contact list, hit menu, go to display options. Here you see all the different contact lists that are being displayed in your "master" list. Uncheck "All Contacts" under Facebook, and you are all set.

    This absolutely works, and if you can't get it to work, you might be using the wrong facebook app when you go to add the facebook account, if you have installed the market facebook app.

    I have also been able to accomplish this on my sister's Droid X which we thought you couldn't sync facebook contacts on either.

    It's a bit tucked away, is different than on the OG Droid, but it works, post here if you have any issues.
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    Their database? Uh no, it's YOUR data. They're just abusing it for advertising purposes. Make no mistake about whose data it is though. It comes as no surprise to see FB acting like jerks, just look at their CEO.
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    Honestly you don't want to sync fb and your contacts. I use my phone both for business ,family, and friends. So I have detailed and correct records. People on FB don't necessarily create correct information on FB. Nothing like having a pic of your client get replaced with a pic of flower or their dead grandma because that is what they are currently using as their profile pic. If you want to connect your facebook friends in your contacts just put a link to the URL in your notes. Much safer on your data.
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    But it does work...please view my post a few posts ago...
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    Not sure if the OP got what he needed but there is a way to link two contacts in your phone together. If you have someone in your phone listed as Samantha, and then you sync your FB contacts and that same person is repeated as Sam....so you have two different entries for the same person. Simply click on one of those entries, click options, select edit, click options again, select join, then select which contact you want joined our merged with this one.

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    Most awesome! Thanks! Having duplicates was ANNOYING ME. Now, no more duplicates.
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    i gave up, i have that extra security layer on my fb that requires fb to text me a passcode whenever i add a new device or application...they never sent it for my droid 3 so i gave up.
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    Maverick's way works, I figured it out on my own after way to long playing with it, should have just looked on here first
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    i had this same problem and did not see any option to re sync my facebook contacts. so what i ended up doing was going through my contact list and made sure all of my contacts were named correctly (matched the facebook contact) then i went and deleted the facebook account from my phone and then readded it. all the contacts sync'd up and all is good now.
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    Thank you Maverick!!!! It worked!!!
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    for people having problems with using the correct picture, you can edit your contact and select teh picture that you want to use. you'll be prompted if you want to use that pic from now on and that's it.

    there's also the join and separate functions from within a contact if FB messes up a contact, etc.
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