How To Find Facebook Friends on Google+ & Twitter

How To Find Facebook Friends on Google+ & Twitter

Great News Friends. Here’s a new, October 2013, updated method to find your Facebook friends that are also on Google+ or Twitter.


Drag the blue link below to your browser tool bar

Export Yahoo Contacts Bookmarklet




Video Transcript

Hello and Welcome Back to another edition of Social Time TV. My name is Sean Charles, also known as Social Media Sean. Today, I’m going to show you how to find your Facebook Friends on both Google+ and Twitter.

Many months back I had done a video just like this showing you how to do it through Yahoo! Mail. Unfortunately, Yahoo! put a kibosh on that method. The good news is, recently I met a new friend name Nick who has figured out a way to make a bookmarklet to bypass this issue. So without further ado, let’s get started!

The first thing I need is a Yahoo! Mail account. If you don’t already have a Yahoo! Mail account, go ahead and grab one now. Once I’m logged into my Yahoo! Mail, I want to simply click over to my contacts. Once I’m in my contacts I can see over on the right side of the screen and I’m going to import my contacts. Let’s do that from Facebook of course, I’m going to authorize it with Facebook, and as we speak they are importing into Yahoo!. This is all well and good. From there, ‘Done’. The next thing I want to do is go over to the actions button and select “Print All”. From there I’m going to print my whole address book from this one and go to the ‘Basic View’. After, I’m going to scroll down and click display for printing. VOILA! All of my Facebook contacts and their e-mails are listed here, but I can’t quite get them into the right file format so what I need is the little hack that Nick made, and it’s through a bookmarklet.

If you look down below the video on my Website, you’ll find the bookmarklet itself. All you’ll need to do is drag that bookmarklet up into your bookmark bar and you’ll be ready to go. From there, you go back to your contacts, and simply click the Export function (the bookmarklet). You’ll see – “Success!” It worked. From this point, depending on your browser you may need to save it. When you save it, this is how you do it. I’m going to click ‘Ok’, then on Chrome it’s going to be in the down bottom left here for my downloads. I’m going to click this right side of it and I’m going to go ‘Show In Folder’. Now right click and select ‘Rename”, I’m going to go “Facebook Contacts 2013” MOST IMPORTANTLY I’m going to type “.csv” (comma separated value) this is going to put it in the right format for import. Press Enter. It looks good! Just like an Excel File. Now, just so I don’t lose it, I’m going to pull that on to my desktop. Ok! Now to the next step.

I’ve got my contacts, now let’s get them into Gmail. Go to ‘Gmail’, go to my ‘Contacts’, once that comes up I’m going to go to ‘More’, ‘Import’, yes I do have a CSV file – I’m going to choose it. I’ll select it, anyone of these will work because I’ve done it a few times now. ‘Open‘ it up and ‘Import’. Now my contacts are being imported into my Gmail. Down the left here you can even see where they imported. You can see I’ve done it a few times, down the left. Ok, moving on!

Now, let’s start with Twitter! So I’m going to jump over to my Twitter, click on the ‘Discover‘ tab, then simply go to ‘Find friends‘ then I’m going to click on Gmail. All I need to do is click on the ‘Search Contacts’. I’m going to authorize it (Grant Access) and it’s going to quickly search through all on my Facebook contacts that are also on twitter. There you go, there are 160 of them, some of them I’m already following on different accounts but this is good to know. You can go ahead and follow them one at a time, but you can see I can scroll down all the way to the bottom and follow all 160 all at once. Which is really convenient. You’re done! Your Facebook contacts are in Twitter!

Next, let’s hit up Google+. I’m going to head over to my Google+ account. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for one through your Gmail. From there I’m going to go down to ‘More’, I’m going to go to my ‘Circles’ and once I’m in my Circles I’m going to click on the ‘Find People’. Go to ‘All suggestions’ and click Gmail – not Yahoo!, but Gmail. BAM – all of my Facebook contacts, through my Gmail contacts, are popping up. Then I can easily put them into a circle one at a time, or I could create a circle here that is all about my Facebook contacts. Then I would never lose them. So I would go “Facebook contacts 2013” , click ‘Create the Circle’ and now I could start dragging in all of them You can also select a whole bunch at once if you want – whatever works best for you.
For Google+ it is really nice to have your organized Circles so that you can easily find your Friends!

Guess what? We are done, that’s it! I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial if you have any questions, please leave them below. I’ll be happy to help you the best that I can! Thanks for stopping by! We’ll see you guys next time.


Special thank-you to Nick Locascio for creating the bookmarklet.

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Sean Charles (@SocialMediaSean)

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  1. mqtodd February 7, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply


  2. iagdotme February 7, 2013 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Thanks for this! That’s really weird, as I blogged about the same thing a while back together with a bookmarklet to export from Yahoo contacts as a CSV. All I can say is, great minds think alike! ;-)It’s just stupid that Facebook make it so hard- and that Yahoo is complicit in this. That’s the way the world is I suppose.

  3. susansilver February 24, 2013 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Wow, I didn’t know it was this difficult to find your friends and contacts! People are really tightening up those API.

  4. JordanDavis March 29, 2013 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    yahoo is aware of and hasnt fixed the issue where i cant import fb contacts to yahoo and hasnt fixed it for months i hear many others are dealing with the same problem.

    • SocialMediaSean March 29, 2013 at 10:15 pm - Reply

      @JordanDavis Ah shucks, Had it working with the new method in February but looks like it’s a Yahoo FB issue yet again :( Appreciate the update. Also thanks for subscribing to my Youtube channel, I subscribed to yours as well.

  5. davidhfz May 28, 2013 at 4:43 am - Reply

    Not working anymore, the script has a small problem. First thanks for doind it, best thing so far, the issue is that the contact name and e-mail is no synced, for instance, contact 1 email goes in contact 2 name, contact 2 emails goes contact 3… You can see the confusion. Could you please fix? I already talked to +nick! Thanks!

  6. davidhfz May 28, 2013 at 4:55 am - Reply
  7. Karaokematthew September 5, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Sean….I don’t have a bookmark bar to drag the bookmarklet to on my Google Chrome….How do I find it?  I don’t have what you have on your screen.

  8. Karaokematthew September 5, 2013 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Nevermind….I found it, brother.  Disregard.

  9. ForwardEarth November 7, 2013 at 3:33 am - Reply

    The bookmarklet doesn’t work.  When I point at the file on my download
    bar, it says file not found, and there is nothing in my download folder.

  10. RobWilkes April 1, 2014 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    I have done this but an error msg in chrome comes up saying includes script from unauthenticated sources. A link is underneath it saying load script. I click this and nothing happens? Is there something wrong or am I doing it wrong?

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