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How will facebook integration be?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by caspersoong, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    How deep will Facebook integration be? I know it will sync contacts, and possibly calendars, etc. But I wish it would have iMessage integration so that I can chat and see messages marked read from Facebook properly, instead of being locked down to iMessage. Thanks!
  2. macrumors 603


    i already have it installed and so far ..

    they are separated from your standard contacts unfortunately and dont even try to "match" with your other contacts which leads to the mess of having many contacts to show up twice now

    birthdays show up as well as events
    same problem as the "Contacts" - birthdays show up twice because contacts dont "match"

    not functional yet

    Safari etc.
    you can share pictures, links etc. to facebook

    its basically the same as the twitter integration
  3. macrumors 6502a


    these are the options i have for it

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  4. macrumors regular

    I've noticed that even though Facebook integration is coming "this fall", there is a bundle at /System/Library/SocialServices/Facebook.socialplugin.

    Perhaps all the code is already there and it can be enabled with some plist tweaking?

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  5. macrumors 6502a



    This link above is a small .dmg that once installed will enable mountain lions facebook integration, no waiting until fall! Set up will take under a minute. Just install this and once done open system preferences. Go to the "Mail, Contacts & Calendars" section to set up your facebook account. You will now be able to share and post to facebook much like with twitter.
  6. macrumors member


    Similar to Twitter!
  7. macrumors newbie

    Thanks for the download link
    how come i can't use Facebook in notification center yet?
  8. macrumors 603


    not enabled yet, its still a "preview" after all ;) apple is probably still working with fb on a great solution for everything
  9. macrumors 6502a


    the only thing you can do right now it post updated from NC.

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  10. macrumors newbie

    Can also post from Safari :D
  11. macrumors 6502

    so it's better to leave the contact option off.
  12. macrumors member


    Thank you very much for the link.
  13. macrumors 603


    yea its not working for me the way i imagined it


    why would i need the contacts in the iCloud and AGAIN as facebook contacts, i thought it would match the facebook contacts with your iCloud contacts but instead u get the same contact twice

    same issue on bdays. adds the same birthday reminder twice
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Carl Sagan

    That's **** if the contact sync doesn't merge with your contacts. What would be good is real choice, the ability to sync from FB only those contacts you already have and sync all. These should merge with your contacts not create more duplicates!
  15. macrumors 601


    You have a choice. Use it the way Apple intended or not at all.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Carl Sagan

    That's not much of a choice.
  17. macrumors 65816

    You must be mistaking Apple for Google.
  18. shaun3000, Jul 29, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    I ran into a strange problem after installing the beta plugin. I posted about it here. (Found another post on Apple’s website, here)

    After installing the plugin, opening the Mail, Calendars, and Contacts preference pane gives this message in a pop-up window: You can’t open Mail, Contacts & Calendars preferences because it doesn’t work on an Intel-based Mac.

    When I click OK and try, again, I get a different message that slides down from the top of the preferences window, and is the same message I get until I close Preferences: Could not load Mail, Contacts & Calendars preference pane.

    I tried deleting the Facebook plugin from /System/Library/InternetAccounts/ but still get the same error. Tried also removing plugin from /System/Library/SocialServices but no dice.

    Any ideas?

    Edit: Solution from Apple Support discussion. (Bolded text my clarification)

  19. macrumors 68030


    Thank you very much!:D
  20. macrumors 68030


    How'd you do that?
  21. macrumors 6502a


    go to notification center in system pref. they do not work yet but it shows what will most likely be in the integration when it is finished
  22. macrumors 68030


    Facebook doesn't even show up in there for me. I can post statuses and use share sheets to facebook though.
  23. macrumors 68030

    Well, as long as the names are identical, the contacts merged for me. Dual birthdays though.
  24. macrumors 6502a


    that is weird i don't know why it's not showing up. :confused:
  25. macrumors 68030


    Got it! I reinstalled and restarted. It's there now. Thanks for the assist.

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