Xoopit for Gmail now lets Gmail users immediately see and set Facebook® status messages and view the profile photos of their Facebook friends while reading mail, using Facebook Connect. Need something to say in reply to someone? Now their Facebook status is right at your fingtertips. Not sure what a new contact looks like? No need to do a web search, you often get their profile picture right next to your mail.
Activating Facebook inside Xoopit for Gmail is simple.
1. You can activate your ability to set your Facebook status messages inside Gmail by clicking on the new Facebook 'F' icon in the upper right hand corner of Gmail. Click on the Facebook Connect button to login to your Facebook account.
2. Set your status on Facebook by using the 'F' icon which you used to login to Facebook Connect.
3. Your Gmail Messages with people who are also on Facebook will now contain their Facebook profile photos, status messages. Facebook profile photos and status messages are located to the right of your Gmail messages in the light blue "In this conversation" box. If you click on 'more info' you can also see the user's birthday and other information like mobile phone numbers.
Note, you can use these features without signing up for the Xoopit for Gmail indexing service. You do however have to sign in via Facebook Connect. And as with all Xoopit for Gmail features, you can use this on Gmail, Google Mail and Google Apps accounts.
Have fun using Facebook with Xoopit for Gmail and as always, please send us feeback!
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