Social networking friends
Learn how to view and share status updates, and how to link your online friends to your contacts list.
About online friends
You can bring all the status updates posted by your friends to your social networking services to a single view. Feeds from your social networking applications are shown in the Events view. You can also comment on your friends' status updates. If you link your online friends' profiles to their entries in your contacts list, their status updates are displayed on their contact cards in your contacts list.
Using social networking services requires network support.
For information about data transmission charges, contact your service provider.
Bring your online friends status updates to one view
Sign in to social networking services, so you can see your online friends' status updates in the Events view.
Select Add account and a service.
Sign into the social networking service that you use.
Show your online friends' status updates in the contact cards
When you add an account for a social networking service, you can allow the automatic linking of your online friends' profiles from the services to the friends' entries in your contacts list. After linking, you can set your most important contacts as favourites, and you'll see their latest status update in Contacts. You can also see the contact details and latest status updates in the individual contact cards.
Import your friends' profiles
Select > Import contacts > Online service .
Select a service, and create an account, if necessary. Your friends' profiles are linked automatically to their entries in your contacts list.
Contact details are copied to the respective entries in your contact list when possible. Existing details are not deleted. Any duplicate contacts are automatically merged into one.
Some services do not automatically merge imported contacts. To merge imported contacts manually, select > Merge contacts > Refresh .
Merge your friends' profiles
Select the contact and > Merge .
Select one or more other profiles to link to the contact.
If you set your most important contacts as favourites, you can see their latest status update in Contacts.
View others' availability information
With availability indicators, you can see when your friends are online. You can see their location and if they are available to chat or answer an internet call, and they can see your availability information.
Sign in to the instant messaging or internet call services that you use, and select .
Availability information is displayed on the contact picture if supported by the online service.