Facebook Gadget For Gmail

and are two of the most popular services in the social networking and email category, but what if you can check your email while you can take a look at your friends updates in Facebook?

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The Facebook Gadget tries to accomplish this by providing users with a handy gadget that will allow you to receive your latest notifications on Facebook, check your friends latest updates, view photos and even launch Facebook searches from your Gmail account or Google homepage.

To get Facebook updates in your Gmail account, just add the Facebook Gadget to Gmail by using the Gadgets by URL feature. The URL you will need for adding the Facebook Gadget is http://www.brianngo.net/ig/facebook.xml, if you are unsure how to add custom gadgets to Gmail, read our tutorial on Adding Custom Gadgets to Gmail.


Once you have added the Gadget, you will see a link to login to your Facebook account to provide access to the Facebook Gadget for Google to your Facebook account, just follow the steps and close the browser window, the gadget will automatically refresh and show you the latest update from your Facebook account in the Gmail sidebar.

You can also use the gadget on your Google IG homepage.

Facebook Gadget

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  • http://blog.virgentech.com Hector

    This is a great app! The only problem is that it’s difficult to use in Gmail. The “What’s on your mind?” input field is only 2 pixels wide, preventing me from being able to type in anything. It would help if the profile pictures were smaller (20px) or if the status input was was on its own line. Otherwise, this is perfect :)

  • mayaconejo

    the only problem is:
    "Invalid gadget specification. Ensure URL is correct and the gadget does not contain errors."

    It's not working :-(

  • http://hosting.myoffices.ru Andrew

    Correct link for add this gadget: http://www.google.com/ig/modules/facebook.xml

  • izack

    the gadget url is invalid.. please help

  • ravi

    andrew is right..

  • http://fit.uii.ac.id Hedon

    thanks a lot….this tips very helpfull

  • dsfaogh

    the facebook app does not work on the new look of gmail

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002098234673 Anshul Bhardwaj