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Importing Contacts from Facebook and Twitter
« on: October 15, 2013, 11:04:42 AM »
another issue- not sure if i need to put it here.
tried to use import facebook/ twitter addresses (experimental)
my observation --- facebook- names and facebook profile as webpage are getting imported. few are getting merged also correctly with old one, but few do not. also it do not pick up birthdates, mobiles or email id from facebook.
But it got all contacts atleast!!

But twitter -- says 0 imported!!!

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Re: Importing Contacts from Facebook and Twitter
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 07:49:05 PM »
Unfortunately with as little information as Facebookk provides gContactSync cannot merge contacts very easily.  Users of their API don't have access to birthdays, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.  It's mostly picture, name, and webpage.

Twitter import will be fixed in the next development release, 0.4.0rc1 hopefully coming in the next week if I have time.  They upgraded their API so I need to make a few changes.

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