Google+Facebook: Get Going with Facebook Without Leaving Google Plus
By on July 9th, 2011

google-plus-facebook-iconUPDATE: This plugin has been reported as spam and the links are disabled till further updates. Refer the comments section for more details.

ight from the launch of the new social network, there has been huge buzz around Google Plus. Now that Google has opened doors to everyone, it would be worth watching the public response. With Google Plus giving Facebook a run for their money, here is something that can make things even worse for the latter. Here is a browser extension that will let you access Facebook from within Google+. So you won’t have to miss out on your already over-burdened social-life (thanks Facebook) while being on Google Plus.

1. Head over to the Google+Facebook download page and get the extension for your browser. Use the Google+Facebook button.

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2. Allow the download to start if your browser (most likely Firefox) blocks it. Install it as you do for other add-ons or extensions.

3. Now log into your Google Plus account and you will notice a Facebook button to the left of the Home button in the top navigation. Click on it.

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4. You will now need to use the fConnect button to connect your Facebook account.

5. Once prompted, allow the request for permission to access your Facebook data.

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Voila! you will now be able to check your Facebook wall feed from right within Google Plus. You can also update Facebook using this added functionality.

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The extension is available for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Techie-Buzz Verdict:

Users of both the service will naturally love the added usability of Google Plus. However there are limitations to the extension currently. You cannot comment or like any of your friend’s activities or updates the Facebook way unlike any other popular apps. Well that would mean I’m too demanding. Whatsoever, it definitely is a good attempt to bring things together specially when socializing is the word of the day.

NOTE: You can also try and get a Facebook lookalike Google Plus and vice versa with a little help.

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Author: Soumen Halder Google Profile for Soumen Halder
A web 2.0, startups and photography enthusiast. Lately found on Twitter @hsoumen. A cinephile and a zealous cyberflâneur. He also authors his own blog Ampercent.

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  • http://www.bigidea.com Art

    What you fail to mention is that they add their own search engine and make that the default engine. Also when you delete the addin you still have to manually remove the search engine. Deceptive and kind of slimey.

  • CD
    • http://www.ampercent.com Soumen Halder

      Thanks @CD for reporting.
      I would like to mention though that I haven’t yet found any sign of malware attacks. However, I recommend not to try this as of now and if you have please follow the link to reddit to disable it.

  • isaaclw

    I can’t figure out how to get this to work in firefox. Which version did you install it in? I assume you tested it in firefox?

  • william hidayat

    cannot update via google plus..but update via social anywhere…to my google+ in facebook

  • http://www.coldscoop.com Jennifer

    Have you guys heard the latest news?! FACEBOOK has “stolen” its features from Google Plus!! It’s unbelievable! Here’s a link

    http://www.coldscoop.com/2011/11/16/4-things-facebook-stole-from-google-plus/

 
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