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Chrome Extension Imports Facebook Friends to Google+
Posted on Jul 04 2011 01:22 PM by xper in Internet

The world is already abuzz about Google+, even though it's not accessible to most. Still, many doubt that anyone, even the mighty one from Mountain View, can catch up to Facebook's half a billion (at least) active users. Unless, maybe there was a simple way to import your Facebook friends to your Google+ Circles. Indeed, there is an app for that. Actually, it's a Chrome extension.

Facebook Friend Exporter is the work of developer Mohamed Mansour, a software engineer who works at Blackberry maker Research in Motion, according to his online resume ( and his Google+ page), and develops open-source tools in his spare time.

The extension wasn't designed with Google+ in mind; in fact, version 1 was released last November, but it has exploded in the past week as the limited number of Google+ beta users have gone searching for ways to port over their entire Facebook world to Google.

The extension essentially extracts the data for each one of your Facebook friends and then converts it to one huge data file or ports it into Google contacts. The process of extracting all of your friends' data can be rather time-consuming, depending on your broadband speed and how many friends you have. After about half an hour, only 150 of my friends had been processed.

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Tripredacus
Jul 05 2011 07:53 AM
If it wasn't for google, I wouldn't have been able to get my old phone's contacts into my new one, but I can understand this block. They are competitors and google tried to have their own customers farm customers from a competitor. Ingenious!