Facebook + Contacts connection?

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    What does google use to find people on facebook through your account? I have a couple friends who I have the exact same name as shown on facebook, but their profile does not show up in their contact credentials. How can I link their facebook to their name manually?
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    I have the same problem. What needs to be done to properly get a correlation between contacts and facebook?
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    Open Facebook app - hit menu button and go to settings. Click on "Sync friends with Contacts" and select the option you want (Sync all Facebook friends, Sync only with friends currently in your contact list, or Remove Facebook data from Contacts).

    I've found that the contact on the Droid needs to have the same name as the contact in Facebook, and the Facebook app will add in the info into your contact on the Droid. However, that data doesn't get updated in your GMail contacts. If someone knows how to get that to happen, definitely let us know.
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    The Facebook app does seem to rely heavily on names. I've changed the names for a few of my contacts that I knew were on FB but weren't being synced. I waited and they weren't automatically syncing, so I disabled Facebook syncing, saved those changes, then re-enabled it. It's now slowly syncing anew to all my contacts, and I am noticing the contacts whose names I changed are now syncing to FB!!!

    It's a bit annoying, but I think this is the fix we have for now.
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    You can also do it manually by opening the facebook app, then going into your friends list. Click the picture of the friend you want to sync with your contact and an edit contact icon should appear over their head (among other icons). Once there open the menu and you should be able to "join" the profile with one of your already existing contacts. Hopefully a software update will fix this so you wont have to constantly do this anymore. Hope this helps
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    Doesn't work that way for me. I go into the Friend portion of the Facebook app, click the user photo, and click on the button to the left which looks like the Android contact icon.

    I am then brought to the user's Facebook "contact" record, listing their name, current status, email, and a link to the Facebook profile. When I bring up the menu, the only options I get are Edit Contact, Share, Options, or Delete Contact. When I select Edit Contact, the screen refreshes with an error message that says "Facebook contact information is not editable on this device" with two buttons at the bottom "Done" and "Revert".

    When I click on Options, I am provided with a screen to set a ring tone for the contact or to send incoming calls directly to voicemail.

    Nowhere am I presented with an option to join the Facebook contact with another contact record.

    I have Facebook set to only sync those contacts that are already in one of my other address books (I am not syncing all FB contacts).
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    you need to click and hold the contact, go to edit and then join is in there...

    now that being said i've tried everything i can but i still have about 5 contacts or so that i have renamed and made identical, but for some reason won't show up under the join feature... anyone know what this is?
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    The funny thing is now that I checked unsync and then made changes and saved then synced again, only 2 of my friends have their pics synced with facebook and the rest don't.....pretty much the exact opposite from before. I did notice that everyone has their profiles synced with their info in my phonebook but their pics aren't. Anyone have this happen?
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    I would love to sync my facebook contacts but i have two groups of friends and currently the sync does not allow you to choose from facebook's lists of friends.
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    I would love to sync my facebook contacts but i have two groups of friends and currently the sync does not allow you to choose from facebook's lists of friends.
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    Wait about 20-30 minutes, they should load-in. When you un-sync it gets rid of all the FB information, a re-sync needs to re-download it all over again.
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    I wish it was that easy..........almost 24 hours later and still only have 2 of my contacts facebook pics attached to their info.....Any ideas?
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    My wife's info was the only one of my contacts that wouldn't sync with FB. I went into FB and did the click on picture and edit contact info in there. I noticed it didnt have her number listed there so I added it. I went into my droid contacts and it still wasnt syncing so I deleted the contact in the droid contacts and re-added it and it started syncing.

    So maybe try putting their numbers in the FB contact info and then delete the droid contact that isnt syncing and re-adding it. It was instantly updated with her status and profile pic.
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    Thanks i will try that for sure!! :)
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    I've had the same issue and was able to get it all worked out with a little diligence. It seems like somehow certain contacts are treated differently...randomly. So theres a few ways around this...

    - Select the contact - Click menu to edit contact - Press menu button again - Select Join (This is where it was acting somewhat strange and sometimes not showing me any options to add the contact to another. But this did work for most of them flawlessly, combining whichever contacts together you wish.)
    Sometimes trying the other duplicate, facebook contact instead of native phone contact when choosing which to edit, would give me different results when attempting to add them together. And also closing the contacts page rebooting and trying again worked when i thought there was no hope for the last stragglers that wouldn't combine together.

    Another option that seemed to work was to choose to your facebook contact - Click the menu button to edit - Menu again and then select New Contact - From here youre given the typical new contact stuff to fill in and when finished its added to the contact page you started with.

    - In trying to sort this all out i deleted a facebook contact, it gave me something about how i cant really delete this from a read only list, and instead it will be hidden. Since ive done this i cant find anyway to show these hidden contacts. Any clues on this?
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    I think if you unsync fb contacts and then resync that the hidden ones will come back.
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    anyone else having problems joining contacts. Basically your contact list does not show up when you go to join?
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    I am also having problems joining contacts but I have found the unsync then sync method has worked for me to get all my contacts updated
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    I had an issues with joining contacts too but I found a solution joining Facebook with regular contacts. Here's what I did:

    1. Select contact you want to join (NOT the Facebook contact)

    2. Edit that contact

    3. CHANGE that contacts name COMEPLETELY.
    Ex) "John Smith" gets changed to "fjgjgv ekvjgf". (It doesn't matter what the contacts name gets changed to. It will only be temporary)

    4) Click done (It will save the contact info under the new temporary name)

    5) Navigate to the temporary contact and edit it again.

    6) In edit you may NOW join the the contact with whatever contact you want (In this case you will be joining it with the proper Facebook contact you want.)

    7) After joining the contact you want, go to the temporary name and change it back to the original name.

    There you go. I hope this helps anyone that wants to sync their contacts with facebook contacts. I apologize if anything is unclear. I am typing all this on my Droid so bare with me. If you have questions or a certain step was unclear, feel free to ask =)
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    Double Post FTL.
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