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How to Find Friends From Gmail Contact List Who are on Facebook and Vice Versa

When a new user signs up for Facebook, he is prompted to use the friend finder that allows the user to find the friends who are on his email contact list. Facebook’s Friend Finder is integrated with the major email services like Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail etc and makes it easier to add your friends to your Facebook profile. But last December, Google made some slight changes in its Terms of Service saying that any service that accesses Google’s Contacts API (that supports OAuth) will need to offer reciprocity. As Facebook doesn’t allow that, you won’t be able to directly import the contacts to Facebook by direct communication with Gmail. But you can export your Gmail contacts and then import them to Facebook. You can also pull contacts from Facebook to Gmail with Yahoo as the intermediate between them.

Facebook had added a direct link to export all Gmail contacts but now that has been removed. So you’ll need to export the contacts using Gmail’s interface. To do this, click on “Contacts” o…