Over the weekend Google decided to block Facebook from having the ability to find out which of your Gmail contacts are on Facebook. Google did this because they felt Facebook was not reciprocating. Facebook does not allow you to export contact information to Gmail. However Facebook found a clever way to import Gmail contacts again and Google is not happy with it.
Below is a statement from Google:
We?re disappointed that Facebook didn?t invest their time in making it possible for their users to get their contacts out of Facebook. As passionate believers that people should be able to control the data they create, we will continue to allow our users to export their Google contacts.
I agree with Google in the sense that it would be a nice option to export Facebook contacts. I would love to be able to go into Gmail and e-mail a friend without having to log in to Facebook, find the contact, scroll to their e-mail address, and manually typing it in. Facebook lets users block contact information from their profile so if they allowed you to export all of your friends’ data, would that be a privacy violation? Its a tough situation. Stay tuned to find out whether Google and Facebook resolve their difference. Same Pulse2 time. Same Pulse2 channel.