How to get Facebook, Twitter and Buzz all in Gmail

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Saturday, February 13, 2010

With a stretch of features - desired and unwanted - Google buzz has become a phenomenon overnight. The web is flooded with talks on pros and cons about Google Buzz privacy. Gmail users now have an added reason to spend more hours on their email service. Hanging out in Gmail and Buzz you might be missing out on your Facebook and Twitter updates.  Clearly, that’s what Google launched Buzz for. But, all you Facebook and Twitter aficionados still have a way out of this. You can simply integrate Facebook and Twitter into Gmail. Here’s how to do it.

Gmail Labs is always up with some interesting stuff, which most of us hardly care to notice. Have you ever noticed the Gmail Labs feature at the bottom of the list - Add any gadget by URL. Using the feature you can add a third-party gadget that will allow you to transform Gmail into a single place to access Twitter, Facebook as well as Buzz.

Here’s the step by step instruction to get Twitter, Facebook and Buzz in Gmail

Step 1: Go to the Gmail Labs and at the bottom of the list you will find Add any gadget by URL. Activate it.

Step 2: Go to the settings > Gadgets. Here you can paste the Gadget URLs

Step 3: You can integrate any iGoogle gadget here. The best one you need to integrate is TwitterGadget. It is fully functional Twitter service for iGoogle and Gmail. It allows you to tweet from sidebar or open up your Twitter with all your tabs. It offers multiple accounts.

To add Twitter gadget, copy and paste this URL into Gmail Gadget settings

Step 4: In the same way as you add official Facebook gadget to Gmail. However, it doesn’t play nice, so it would be better to use the iBruno app Ari Milner users: Facebook Gadget.

To add Facebook Gadget copy paste the following URL into Gmail’s Gadget settings:

Step 5: Now you are done, so you can use Google Buzz, Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail all in one place.

If you have something to add or share your experience. Just drop in your comments


March 11, 2010: 11:04 pm

cant do step 1 b/c I cant find ‘Gmail Labs” anywhere on my Gmail page…

March 1, 2010: 11:06 am

Great, thanks for the tips. I have Google Chrome too and I’ve been trying to sync everything together… Thanks a lot.

February 13, 2010: 4:30 pm

I wasn’t keen on the idea of Google Buzz but this is an excellent tip, thank you! I use Google Chrome and unfortunately the extensions are not working so well for Facebook so you’ve solved a little problem for me.

February 13, 2010: 4:26 am

Good tips, Partho!

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