Set Up Facebook Integration on your Mac with OS X
Facebook can now be integrated directly into Mac OS X. All you need is OS X 10.8.2 (or newer, full support is in Mountain Lion and Mavericks) and a minute or so to get it configured. Once Facebook is setup in OS X, you’ll be able to post status updates from Notification Center, post directly to Facebook from Share Sheets, find your Facebook friends in Contacts, and even see a list of all Facebook notifications right in Notification Center.
- Open System Preferences from the Apple menu
- Click on “Mail, Contacts & Calendars”
- Locate “Facebook from the list and click on it
- Add your Facebook username and password, then click “Next” and configure as necessary
If you want to make further adjustments to how Facebook interacts with Notification Center, just open the Notifications panel inside System Preferences, find Facebook, and configure alert styles, the amount of items shown, and the type of Notifications to receive. You can also determine whether or not the status updater appears in Notification Center.
Now that Mac OS X has been configured with Facebook, you won’t need to login again when sharing items from the web or from your Mac or posting statuses from Notification Center. Facebook can be fairly distracting, so if you get tired of notifications just temporarily turn them off to give yourself some quiet time to focus.
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