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How to get Facebook to update photos

I love the feature that the new facebook has of pulling photos to your contacts.  Unfortunately one of my contacts had an "inappropriate" profile picture.  He changed his photo in facebook but I don't know how to "update" it on my blackberry storm.  It says it "periodically"  connects but how do I get it to update pictures?

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: How to get Facebook to update photos

When you link an individual friend with a contact in the contacts application, your friend's profile picture, birthday, and work information is added to the contacts application.

  1. Press the Menu key
  2. Click Friends
  3. Click a friend
  4. Click Connect to BlackBerry contact
  5. Perform one of the following tasks:
  • If the friend already exists in the contacts application, click Yes or Select Contact. Click the contact.
  • If the friend does not already exist in the contacts application, click Create new.

To unlink a friend from a contact in the contacts application, press the Menu key. Click Friends. Click a friend. Click Disconnect from BlackBerry contact.

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Guru I
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Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: How to get Facebook to update photos

Hi and welcome to the forums!

 

I can just hear my mother, "An inappropriate photo? Then he's an inappropriate friend." :smileywink:

 

I can't find a definition of "periodically" but I think this will work.

Make sure the contact info is correct in Facebook. Then delete the contact on the Blackberry.

Click on the Facebook users name, menu key, select Connect to Blackberry Contact, select new contact.

Thanks,

 

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Re: How to get Facebook to update photos

Thanks for the reply, seems like I should have been able to figure that out on my own.  The "inappropriate" photo was of my son - in- law, a joke for his friends and he was horrified it ended up as his profile picture on my cell phone.  He learned an important lesson.  Thanks again!!
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Re: How to get Facebook to update photos

Cool!
I'm glad you have it fixed.
Please resolve the thread so others can find your answer faster.
Thanks,

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Registered: ‎07-14-2009
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Re: How to get Facebook to update photos

Thanks, this helped me as well. I'm also not sure what 'periodically' is either, but I have a slew of stale pictures that haven't updated. Is there a way to force the app to re-sync versus doing each manually?
Guru I
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My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
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Re: How to get Facebook to update photos

Hi mgrass and welcome to the forum!

 

Although I can't lay my hands on a KB for reference I think this will work.

 

Open Facebook, menu key, options, click logout.

Scroll down to the cache option and clear it then exit Facebook.

Start the browser, menu key, options,  cache operations, clear all.

 

At this point there is not communication with the FB server, the application cache

and the browser cache are both empty. I would then do a battery pull.

Once the device restarts fully, open FB and login in them go to the mobile site.

 

I would logically assume that a synchronization will occur. If I'm right you should be good to go.

If I'm wrong you wasted 20 minutes and I have to go find the KB!

(It should only take you five minutes to do it, but you will probably have to check your

Mafia Wars, and Farmville, that's why I said 20 min) :smileyvery-happy:

Let us know how it goes!

Thanks,

 

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Registered: ‎07-14-2009
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Re: How to get Facebook to update photos

Thanks for the welcome! I opted to uninstall and reinstall (which should be a slightly more drastic version of what you suggested). Your way sounds a touch more graceful.  I'll report back. 

 

Thanks again!

Guru I
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Re: How to get Facebook to update photos

Cool!

I have to drop off, but I set the thread to notify when you post.

Thanks,


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