How do I get photos for contacts from Facebook...

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    ...without having the Droid add every single one of my 3,000 Facebook contacts to my contacts list. These are not my "contacts".

    I'm coming from a Blackberry where by installing the Facebook app...accounts linked, but the Blackberry did not automatically add 3,000 contacts to my carefully pruned contact list.

    Same with Twitter. I added that and another 500 contacts came in. Is there any way to add those services without adding to my contacts list?
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    open facebook app, select menu, select settings select sync with existing contacts only
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    I don't use facebook but I am synced to Twitter. I notice I don't see any of my twitter contacts on m Droid, but I believe that's because I have it set to only allow contacts with phone numbers to appear.

    I'm sure the X has this someplace but I don't know where it is. Search around in your settings and see if you can find it, it would be in the contact settings. That should help.
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    Sounds good to me. If I have that option I don't know about it, again I don't do facebook.
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    As far as I can tell that option is nowhere to be found on the settings of the Facebook app.

    I don't think that's the problem. I added Facebook and Twitter to the Motorola "Social Networking" app and that imported every contact ever. If I remove Facebook and Twitter the contacts disappear and I'm left with my original list, but I'd still like to have images update with Facebook.

    I also like having the Moto thing because as far as I can tell it's the only Android app that lets you post to Twitter and Facebook simultaneously.
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    Try to access it under the "accounts & sync" in settings

    If not maybe its something that Blur changed for the Droids now.....
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    Under settings/accounts if you hit menu there is an option for picture source. But the only option is Facebook.
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    i believe blur changed things from the original droid. what used to be "accounts and sync" is now just accounts, and the sync options are not there anymore. I still haven't figured out where they went to
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    This is one of my biggest gripes with my X actually, I don't want ALL of my Facebook contacts showing up, I want it to sync the Facebook data only with existing contacts, the option existed on my Droid, but they removed it on the X, I even tried downloading the actual Android Facebook app (vs moto's preinstalled) and the option was missing there too
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    Try an app called sync my pix, see if that does what you want it to.
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    Does it have a favorites tab like Droid 1? If so, you can put any contacts you access frequently in there. And you have all FB and Twitter to access updates in "All Contacts". This is how I used it in my Droid and worked fine. I'm with you. Don't want to flick flick flick through thousands of contacts just to call my mom. Sometimes it takes a while for the pictures to show up. But they will eventually.
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    Ok, I Removed the account and Re-did it and made it my picture source.

    Now my contacts list has all my facebook friends and phone number. Now obviously some names i have are "nicknames" for lack of better terms, or since I'm a DJ i have a lot of numbers just under their DJ Name.

    is there anyway to take the phone contact and like link it together with there Facebook page? so i don't have two contacts for them...

    Thanks.

    Also---The pictures aren't showing up, how long does it take for it to load all the pics?

    -Magic
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    Hey dj magic you cann link them just click on the contact and once it pops open just hit the menu button click link then search for their facebook acct hope that helps still trying to figure this phone out for myself so far haha

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    Does anyone know how to m make the pictures display I've l linked several contacts to their facebook acct and have the display pics set to facebook and still none display even in the contact widget I'm new to the x just came from the incredible love this thing





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    To add pictures to your phone contacts--one at a time (without having to link facebook) Go to contacts > select contact > edit contact > click on the "blank" picture box on top left side of contact name > directory will open and let you choose a picture (from gallery) or other.

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    For D1 --> Click contact Menu<Edit<Menu<Join

    this will put FB pics on their contact

    Never used an X but is there anything similar?
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