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How to find Facebook friends on Twitter

/ 11:20 PM April 28, 2021

In today’s time, much of our social lives revolve around social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We tend to define our social success and popularity by the number of friends and followers we can gather.

The stats of the targeted audience or followers on your profile and the number of thumbs up on your blog posts and pictures are what matters.

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Sitting in the comforts of our homes, we have significantly expanded our virtual social circle, finding old friends as well as connecting with people who have similar interests on the many social media platforms.

With the numerous social media sites, signing up for just one or two doesn’t seem adequate. Facebook, being the most popular site, has the most significant number of users, and when creating a profile on platforms like Twitter, you would want to connect with and follow your Facebook friends.

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Unfortunately, accessing your entire Facebook friend list on Twitter is almost impossible due to the controversial policies of Facebook, which makes it challenging to extract any data out of the site.

Most of the information included here has been sourced from Facebook and Google. The steps and methods mentioned in this article are detailed to help the user more conveniently.


How to find Facebook friends on Twitter

How can you find Facebook friends on Twitter?

One way to do this is to search your Facebook friends’ names by manually typing each of their names and identifying them from the many similar titles. This, undoubtedly, can be a very time-consuming and tedious procedure and may not guarantee that you’ll find all your friends.

Some of them might be using a different username from that of Facebook’s. Or some might not even have an account on Twitter, so they are impossible to find.

Let me introduce you to a precise and straightforward procedure that you can use to quickly discover all your friends on Facebook and convert them as your Twitter followers.

Follow the instructions step by step, so you wouldn’t have to fray and break your back to search for the relevant people. In only a matter of a few minutes, you will have your entire Facebook friend list in front of you.

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Log in to the Yahoo! or email account

First, you will need a Yahoo! or another email account to access your Facebook friend list. If you already have an account, you’re all set to go.

Log in and follow the next step. If you don’t have an account, sign up right now. It’s a relatively simple procedure and won’t take quite long.

Import your Facebook Contacts

Import your Facebook Contacts

Once you’ve logged into the account, you’ll find the contacts tab at the top of the homepage. Click on the contacts tab, and another window would appear, giving you the options for contacts like online business cards.

Choose the ‘Import Contacts option. This will open a tab presenting you with a list of numerous social media sites to import your contacts. Select the Facebook option.

Provide Facebook details

Yahoo! now needs to seek permission and confirm from the user before importing the contacts. A Facebook permission box will appear on the screen, asking you to provide login details. I would seek your approval to share connections.

Select ‘OK’ to begin importing the contacts.


Processing Information

This might take a few minutes as Yahoo! imports the contact information from Facebook. Once all the data has been processed, a window will appear on the screen saying ‘Congratulations,’ informing you about completing the process. Tap on Done to complete the process.

The role of Yahoo! has concluded here, and now it’s time to switch to your Twitter account.

Log in to Twitter

Log in to Twitter

Open Twitter and log in to your account. Insert the username and password to get access to your account.

Select Twitter Importer

To find Facebook friends on Twitter chat, scroll down to see the Twitter importer feature, click on it, or tap on the ‘Discover’ option and then click ‘Find Friends.’

This will redirect you to another window where you can search for your friends. You’ll be given the option of searching on the search engine or through other platforms. Click on the Search Contacts option next to Yahoo!

Mail loading

It will take a few seconds to load the Yahoo Mail authorization tab. Twitter needs to seek permission from Yahoo to import the contacts. Click on the ‘Agree’ button to begin the process.

Another window will appear when all the contacts have been imported. Congratulations, you have imported all your Facebook contacts to Twitter using Yahoo! Mail as an agent. So now you can connect with your Facebook pals on Twitter as well and follow them.

You’ll not find all of your Facebook friends on Twitter as some of them might not be using the platform. But you can invite them to join Twitter.

Limitations on importing Facebook contacts on Twitter

Are there any limitations with importing Facebook contacts on Twitter?

Despite its efficiency, be mindful that you cannot wholly rely on this method. While you will get access to most of your contacts, there are a few pitfalls.

  • Whether you can find a friend’s profile on Twitter users depends on their privacy settings on Facebook address book. There is a probability that they’ve restricted their privacy on Facebook, not allowing anyone to find them on other sites. This means that you won’t be able to find them on Twitter strategy too.
  • When using a Yahoo mail account to import your contacts, you cannot find any other friends of friends, mutual connections, or public accounts that you follow, as it is only restricted to people in your friend list.
  • If any of your Facebook friends has used a different email address to log in to their Twitter account, accessing them through this technique is impossible.
  • Just in case you’re unable to find a friend in your Twitter list, and can’t even see them in the search bar, do not hesitate to ask them for their account details.

Adopt this convenient technique to get access to all your buddies quickly, raise the number of your Twitter followers and stay linked with them on both platforms. You wouldn’t want to miss out on any posts of your pals on any social network channels.

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