Monday, January 17, 2011

Learn how to access Facebook within Gmail [How to]

Since Facebook has now opened it’s API, now Anyone can access Facebook from different devices and platforms. Now anyone can access Facebook News feed within the Gmail fromBrowser. If someone uses Gmail more than Facebook and other stuff, it’s a great thing for them as they will access Gmail and Facebook within one Tab and can access all news feed of Facebook within Gmail account. Facebook can be integrated into the Gmail account via Google Labs experiement “Add any gadget by URL”.

How To: Access Facebook within Gmail from Browser [Guide]

Step1: Log in to your Gmail account and click the ‘Settings’ link at the top right of the screen.
Step2: Click the “Labs” tab, locate “Add any gadget by URL”. Enable the option and click ‘Save Changes‘ at the bottom of the screen.

Step3: You will now have an option added to the Settings page entitled ‘Gadgets‘. Click this option and enter the following into the field provided, clicking ‘Add’ to save:
Step 4: You will now have an new widget added to your Gmail sidebar. To load the widget, click ‘Expand‘ and you will be presented with a Facebook Connect button.
Step5: Connecting your Facebook account will require permissions to access your account, click allow and your Facebook feed will be loaded inside Gmail’s main body. If you aren’t happy with permitting access to your account, it might be worth staying away from this widget or monitoring the application if you do use it.

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