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Migrate your Facebook friends to Google+

KB ID 0000483 Dtd 28/07/11

Problem

I like Google+ it's clean and free of junk. There are no annoying applications, and unlike Facebook (which gets thousands of pieces of Malware a day posted to it), It's gaining new users at an alarming rate.

However migrating your friends is not a simple task, most posts on the web involve creating a Yahoo mail account and using that to drag the people across, this method is much easier and works a treat.

Solution

This process relies on using the Google Chrome Browser to perform the operation. You can uninstall it later if you wish, but it's by far my favorite browser so run with it afterwards.

1. Once you have the Google Chrome browser running, go here and install this chrome plugin.

facebook friend exporter

2. Log into your Facebook account and you will see a new "Export Friends" Button.

export friends

3. Click "Redirect Now".

redirect now

4. Tick the box > Click "Let's Get Started".

facebook frined exporter

5. After a few seconds the windows will populate with your Facebook friends and their profile picture. If you wish you can un-tick anyone you DONT want. When you are satisfied click "Let's start!"

import freinds from facebook

6. Now would be a good time to go for a coffee this can take a while!

from facebook to csv

7. If you have a Gmail account you can import your friends as "contacts" which will get added into Google+ anyway. I do have a Gmail account but, let's do this manually. Click the option that says "CSV This will export your contacts as a CSV file".

facebook contacts copy to csv

8. Click inside the text > Press CTRL+A (to select all the text) >And copy the text to your clipboard.

select all

9. Open Notepad, and paste in the text.

export facebook contacts

10. Save the file > Change the "Save as Type" section to "All Files" > Change the encoding to Unicode > Call the file "Exported-Friends.csv" > Save it somewhere you can find it.

11. Log into Google+ >Go to your "Circles" > Select "Find and Invite" > Select "Upload address book" > Browse to, and select the file you saved earlier.

plugin gplus

11. Log into Google+ >Go to your "Circles" > Select "Find and Invite" > Select "Upload address book" > Browse to, and select the file you saved earlier.

migrate form facebook to google plus

12. There's all your friends! You can now invite them into your "Circles".

google circles

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