Import your Facebook friends into Google+

by Klaus on July 14, 2011

in Facebook, Google+

Facebook must be scared since they shut down a Google Chrome plugin that would allow you to export your Facebook friends and import them into Google+.

Luckily, there are other ways of doing it – and here’s one method: Use Yahoo contacts to export your Facebook friends, then export Yahoo contacts into a CSV file which you import into Gmail contacts and then you’ll be able to “find and invite” those contacts via Google+ circles. It sounds more complicated than it really is, so just watch the video below to see how it works.

And don’t forget to get your own free (and almost instant) Google+ invite!

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karan July 14, 2011 at 20:51

these days every 2nd post i see is about google +:/
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samad August 23, 2011 at 16:12

I used it already .. πŸ™‚ .Thank you for sharing …
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Michael Aulia July 15, 2011 at 01:59

But the problem is, even when we can import out friends to Google+, it makes no difference if they don’t want to use Google+ (which is what happens to most of us).. life’s friends are okay with Facebook and I only have my “blogging friends” on Google+ πŸ™‚ which is fine
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Greg Fowler July 16, 2011 at 06:00

Yeah, you would be right even if Facebook is the second most view site in the world. Google still owns the internet and has more users than Facebook’s dream.


Richard July 16, 2011 at 15:06

Hello Michael ,

what you said is quite true, but its just takes time before they can get it into there system. Most of my friends don’t want to use google+ because its quite new to them. But if you teach them how to use it and let them see the beauty of google+ , surely many of your friends start using the system.
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DJ ARIF July 17, 2011 at 06:36

My Goodness, just imported my Fb friends into G+ and added them in my circles… πŸ˜€
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zack July 17, 2011 at 23:43

I am pretty sure facebook will not be too pleased with this. But thanks for helping me out.
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Alan Tay July 18, 2011 at 03:23

Facebook is long in the market and it is not easy to bring them down. Not even from Google. However, Google is working very hard to get everyone into their circles. I already have some friends who had already started using Google+ seriously
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David Josh July 18, 2011 at 08:43

Google Plus is the talk of the town, thanks for the info on the importing contacts, shall do it now and start up with Google Plus soon. Thanks !


kevin July 18, 2011 at 09:02

I did not know that we could export our face book contact to Google+ and i am sure it will be a lot of help to get a lot of visitors also we’ll be able to gain good credibility. I am sure if this happens this will work wonders.


Norb Winslow July 18, 2011 at 11:14

This is a great idea of importing! I think soon Google+ will be the 2nd Facebook, or even surpasses Facebook, if more great features are implemented.
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Joel July 28, 2011 at 03:56

I think you mean the fifth xanga.


RonLeyba July 19, 2011 at 04:14

I agree with so many Google + blog posts and updates. But then again, its nice to read almost all of them since it adds value and information to the current trend of google Plus.
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Hall July 19, 2011 at 09:29

Aggressive move by google making a tool to transport facebook friends. I am not surprise that facebook has shut down google’s plugin. This would definitely quicken the transfer of members. Facebook has no way to stop this except by being more innovative and creative.
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Ana Hoffman July 20, 2011 at 17:25

Great loophole – now I just need to find time to do it. πŸ™‚

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silvia July 21, 2011 at 08:35

I cant still understand Google+ yet, honestly…:-|
SO need time to understand it..then I can import well, i think:-?


Maxine July 24, 2011 at 14:26

This is great because most of the instruction I find in importing things from facebook to google+ is about the plugin which is now disabled.
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Madeline July 27, 2011 at 16:43

Now I know how to use Google+ … thanks for sharing.


Jason Cecabin July 27, 2011 at 18:08

i don’t really think that google+ is scaring Facebook.
After reading the reviews and how many people say they don’t plan on ever logging back on, i think Facebook can rest assured that their users won’t be defecting!


Edward Culligan August 9, 2011 at 14:48

I really need to understand Google plus a little more. I think your right about Facebook being scared with Google plus. Google needs to slow down or it will be the Walmart of the internet. Thanks for the information.
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[email protected] Web Design September 20, 2011 at 13:24

Wow !! This technique is cool. I was eagerly waiting for the ways to implement my FB contacts to G+. And now found the way.. Thank you


John September 23, 2011 at 21:17

This is great, I had absolutely no idea that you could import FB friends into Google +…thanks for the tip on implementing them through Yahoo contacts.


William October 15, 2011 at 13:21

Nice video. I am waiting when google will launch its business version. I have tried to create profile with my business name but i got banned


Jomson George December 1, 2011 at 11:02

Great, I found it very difficult to find my Facebook friends to my google plus circles initially. Finally I got a solution for that. Let me try this. Thanks for sharing this with us:)
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