HOW TO: Update Twitter and Facebook Contacts on OS X ?

Due to the growth of Smartphone, maintaining contacts has become a tedious process. It was SIM Card memory that people used the most to store their Phonebook Contacts, and then Mobile phones started to have some good amount of memory capacity that allowed us to store even more contacts. Later email id’s were added to the list and become an important part of the contacts. After the concept of Social networking came into existence, people started adding their friend’s social profile ids in their contact. This has made a contact detail to be more complex than before. So today contacts have a minimum of five to six fields of user information.

If you are buying a new mobile phone, the first thing you do is copy the contacts from the existing ones to your mobile phone. It is impossible to type all the contacts in your mobile phone. Also it is very difficult to move your existing contacts if you didn’t understand the process correctly because the procedure differs between each mobile phones to move the contacts. mac-address-book

For iOS users, the process becomes very simple after Apple came with a concept called iCloud. Using iCloud users can easily sync their contacts, notes, etc., between their iOS and Mac devices. For webmasters and bloggers, Facebook and Twitter has become a very important platform to get ideas and share their works. So Twitter and Facebook contacts have become an important part of their business. It is very difficult for them maintain everything on their Smartphone. Apple understood that and introduced Twitter and Facebook integration in the recent update Mountain Lion and iOS 6. So today we are going to see how to integrate Twitter and Facebook contacts with Mac OS X.

Update Twitter and Facebook Contacts on OS X

For adding Twitter and Facebook contacts to Mac you should upgrade to Mountain Lion. Once you did that go to system preferences and check for Mail, contacts and Calendars option in the Internet & the Wireless category as shown in the figure.

Update Twitter and Facebook Contacts on OS X

First we will see adding Twitter contacts to your Mac. Once you select the option, you will be redirected to an another window as show below. In that scroll the Right sidebar. In that you will see an option called as Twitter. Click that to enter the username and password to import the contacts.

Update Twitter and Facebook Contacts on OS X

Once you click that option you will get a drop down box to enter your Twitter username and Password. After you enter the login details click the Sign In button to integrate your account with Mac.

Update Twitter and Facebook Contacts on OS X

Once you enter the Sign In button you will get the window as shown below. In that you can see your Twitter account login details. To add the contacts, click update contact button at the bottom of the window. Then you will get a drop down window from the top as shown below. In that click the update contacts button to add all your Twitter contacts to the contacts app on your Mac.

Update Twitter and Facebook Contacts on OS X

The procedure for adding Facebook contacts is similar to the one we did above. Go to System preferences, click Mails, Contacts and Calendars in Internet & Wireless category. You will get a window with a list of options to connect the different services to your Mac. In that scroll down and select Facebook from the list

Update Twitter and Facebook Contacts on OS X

Once you click the option, you will get a drop down box to enter your username and password. Fill the Login details and click next to see what you can do with integrating the Facebook account with your Mac.

Update Twitter and Facebook Contacts on OS X

As the Mountain Lion update has integrated user’s Facebook and Twitter account with Mac, you can add Facebook contacts to Mac and post status updates, photos, etc., right from your Mac. Also other apps on Mac which needs to use your Facebook accounts to Login or any other purposes can be used with prior information.

Update Twitter and Facebook Contacts on OS X

Click the sign in button to integrate your Facebook account and once you click the Sign In button you will get a drop down window from the top. In that click update contacts button to add your Facebook contacts to Mac.

Update Twitter and Facebook Contacts on OS X

Once you done with this you can see all the contacts from Facebook and Twitter in your contacts App. Anytime you can remove this app from the same window by using the minus symbol on the left bottom corner of the window. Try integrating Twitter and Facebook contacts to your Mac OS X and share your experience with us in the comment box. Thanks for reading.

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