Integrate Facebook and Twitter into Google+
Not long ago, I wrote an article about integrating Facebook and Twitter into Google+. However it seems there is another extension on Google Chrome which does the same thing as well, but has a much cleaner look.
The extension is called Start G+¬†and is only available on Google Chrome at the moment. Not only does this extension add your Facebook and Twitter stream onto your Google+ page; it also adds an extra item on the toolbar which displays your Gmail list and allows you to import your albums from Facebook onto Google Plus. It’s the perfect tool for those of you who would like to stream everything in one easy place without the hassle of opening 3-4 different tabs.
Here is a step by step guide on installing the extension and importing your albums over too.
- Go to the following website:
- Follow the step by step instructions:
- Get the Google Chrome Extension (Download Extension)
- Sign in with your Google+ account
- Sign in with your Facebook account
- Click on “Facebook to Google+” on step 3
After following these two steps, it will show you a pop-up message advising you that you are about to send photos from Facebook to Google Plus. You will have the option of syncing all albums or send a specific album over. After you have selected your option, click on Next Step.
If you chose “Sync all my albums,” proceed to click “Okay, Sync” once the application has finished analyzing your albums. If you chose “Send an individual album,” select which album you would like to import and click “Okay, Import Album.”
After this, the extension will begin importing your albums over to Google Plus, one at a time.
Next steps is to integrate Facebook and Twitter into your Google+ stream.
If you have not already done so, download and install the Google Chrome extension here.
After you have installed it, go to your Google+ account and you will notice that the toolbar at the top has changed slightly.
On the left hand side of the toolbar, you’ll notice that there is now a new tab called “Gmail.” This item will be a drop down menu which will display any new emails you have in your Gmail account.
On the right hand side, you’ll notice that there are three new tabs in there. On the far right is the Start G+¬†extension¬†tab; this tab allows you to enable/disable the features that come with the extension. Next to it is the Facebook and Twitter tabs where you will be able to authenticate your accounts and will display your notifications. When you first install the extension, you will need to click on each of those and login to your account to authenticate the extension.
Once you have completed the authentication process, give it about 5-10 minutes, then refresh your Google+ page and you will notice in your stream that your Twitter and Facebook streams have been integrated with your Google+ streams.
You will now be able to update your Twitter, Facebook and Google+ all in one place as well. As you can see at the image on the right, you will have two new toggle buttons that you can select if you would like to display the update on Facebook and Twitter.
All in all, this was a very well thought out extension and would be very useful to those users who are sick of having to go to different tabs just to keep in touch with your friends and family.
Please do leave a comment on what you think of this¬†extension¬†as well.