Add FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Other Social Profiles to iPhone Contacts

Jun 25, 2012 - 3 Comments

Add Social Profiles to iOS and iPhone Contacts

Many of your contacts probably have social profiles they use on services like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Flickr, and these social profiles can be added to their existing contact card information easily in iOS. Here’s how:

  1. Open Contacts and tap a contact that you wish to edit
  2. Tap the “Edit” button in the upper right corner
  3. Scroll down and tap on “Add Field” and then select “Twitter” for Twitter, or “Profile” for Facebook
  4. Enter the contacts Twitter username in the field then hit “Return” to see “Facebook” appear as an additional entry point directly below, enter the Facebook username and hit return to see additional social profiles for other services including Flickr, Linkedin, and even Myspace

Once the contacts social profiles have been added, you can then tap on them to perform various tasks. With Twitter profiles, you can then directly send a tweet to the user, or view that users tweets from the Twitter app. Tapping on the username of other social profiles will either open the respective app if it’s installed on the device, or launch Safari directly to their profile.

If you discover a few cards of the same person you can merge duplicates easily, and don’t forget to back up the contacts list if you spend a lot of time customizing the entries.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone

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  1. ThePcPilot says:

    I don’t see the twitter or profile fields when I go into the add field option.

  2. Unclebaby says:

    Me neither. My contacts sync to Gmail. Is that why?

  3. Don says:

    Cobook is a wonderful little utility for quick menubar access to your contacts AND it makes this process very easy and borderline automated.

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