Tips & Tricks

How to Find Your Facebook Friends on Google+ Using Yahoo or Windows Live Mail


Just received this quick tip from a user of ours who was trying to find a way to see if any of their Facebook friends are on Google+ without having to ask them individually. This method assumes that your friends use the same email address for both Facebook and Google logins.

1 ) Go to sign in or make an account
2) Import Facebook contacts to Yahoo and export those contacts into an CSV file
3) Import the CSV file into Google Contacts
4) Head to your Circle page and go to “Find and Invite”
5) People you know already registered to Google+ will show up

This will also work with Microsoft’s Live/Hotmail platform. It’s interesting to know that Facebook blocks the use of a certain Google Chrome plugin that automates this functionality without having to sign into a different email network and without having to download files. Facebook says they don’t believe users should be granted access to their friends’ email addresses if they aren’t publicly available on that user’s profile.

Noble, but as our tipster points out, Yahoo and Microsoft should both be without the functionality if this is truly the case. Sounds to me like someone’s trying to prevent folks from importing their friends to Google in fear that they may use Google+ and, get this, actually like it more than Facebook. Well, another announcement made this morning suggests that much, anyway. [Thanks Kawang!]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. This has already been blocked for several days. What’s with you guys and outdated Google+ rumors?

    1. Have you even tested it? Because i just did and it still works.. /facepalm

      1. Dan is thinking of the Facebook export extension. Which isn’t working for most users.

        The method posted up works the same way except you have to have a medium like yahoo or hotmail.

        1. It’s just sad that people don’t even read this content nowadays.. just splurt out nonsense and move on.. But who knows maybe its just Zuckerberg secretly trying to trick people.

    2. My mistake on that one. I had my Facebook platform apps completely disabled and the error message gave no indication of that when it refused to import my contacts into Yahoo. Temporarily reenabling platform apps allowed it to work.

      Now we’re even on the premature “Google+ is open to everyone” post.

    3. that was my fault. I sent the email under the impression that it was open because I told my friend to sign up and it somehow magically worked for her. So I sent of that tip, but I immediately sent a second email saying false alarm. Don’t blame phandroid. People make mistakes,

      1. Actually, Kevin was able to get in as well, but Google quickly shut it down.

  2. ^^ no, it works. I just did it this morning. It uses Yahoo or hotmail because those email providers allow porting facebook contact info into their contacts.

    Facebook and Google have something against one another so they refuse to allow contact info interaction.

    It’s a stupid reason.

    It only exports contacts that are available to the user. so if your friend has posted their email up in the contacts

    1. Odd you would say that, as I look at my android phone with an official facebook application that allows for facebook contacts to be integrated into the phone contacts list.

      No interaction you say? I call poppycock!

  3. whats a guy gotta do to get an invite around here? lol

    1. gimme your email. i’ll try to hook you up

      1. (at) gmail dot com

        I’d love an invite!

      2. Send me one please? quake101 @

      3. would you send me one too? Thanks
        htdmmt (at) gmail

      4. I would love an invite please and thank you [email protected]

  4. i like google+ alot more than facebook just got to play the waiting game to get people to make the transition

  5. I would love an invite if anyone still has one. SteveMGrossman at gmail. thanks in advance.

    1. I’ll send u one

      1. I would love an invite please and thank you [email protected]

      2. s.kenesson at gmail com if you still have any!! Thanks so much!!

  6. I’m all for Google+. Of course, I can’t get in yet, but I am hoping that won’t last much longer. Admittedly, I never was a Facebook fan (and I have a whole plethora of reasons for that). I’m really looking forward to this project going full throttle. That being said, anyone with the power of invites, I would greatly appreciate one. :)

    ([email protected])

    Please excuse the shameless request, but I’ve been looking forward to this for some time…

  7. If anyone is giving out invites, please hook me up?
    [email protected]

  8. Shameless request… bslater at


  9. Would love an Invite to Google+.

    Moofox6 at g mail dot com.

    I’ll trade good will for the invite :DD

  10. I deactivated my Facebook last night. Listed “Other- Google+” as the reason. :)

    I had over 500 “friends” on FB, of which I’d say 20 I gave a damn about, and another 50 it was nice to keep in touch with. The rest I could care less about, and was getting tired of game spam, cat picture spam, baby picture spam, and product spam.

    Easier to just cut the cord and start fresh on G+

  11. cmon hook it up with an invite! [email protected]

    it would be muchhh appreciated

  12. Hey, can somebody please send me an invite, [email protected], thanks in advance!

  13. Anyone have a spare invite? rrp.1120 (at)….please and thanks!

  14. Send me an invite…. Just got a Transformer and tryin to keep this Google high going

  15. all these posts are useless because the majority of us havent got invites and will probably have to wait till it goes live to the general public….i cant wait to use it, but these threads are torture to us because we cant actually use the product being touted.

  16. Also: afaik that certain chrome plugin only takes the email address from those contacts that have it publicly available, so fb is just talking BS.

  17. can anyone spare an invite? [email protected] id apreciated lots

  18. Who still needs and invite?

  19. Send an email to [email protected] and i give u an invite! i just want uu to join my groups in return, thanx

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