Nov 27, 2011

Social Contacts - Winter'12 Feature

Social Contacts - an awesome feature of winter'12. With Social Contacts you can view contact's social network profile in salesforce with just BUTTON CLICKS.

Some key points :

1) Easy access to contact's information, which indeed help in building strong relationships
2) Can view social information from several networks like "Twitter" , "Facebook" , "LinkedIn" (beta) etc
3) Saves time to login to other sites and view the information

To setup Social Contacts go to Setup > App Setup > Customize > Social Contacts > Settings > Enable all and click Save. We are ready to go.

Steps to follow :

1) Go to any contact

2) Click on Twitter icon 

3) Click "Sign in to Twitter"

4) It will show you the page with possible match
5) Select a profile, it will show the details of thr profile. Isn't that awesome?
To check the Security and Privacy when using Social Contacts, please refer : Social Contact Overview


  1. This is really awesome.However its not applicable to my override visualforce page for tabbed contact view.Could you have an idea of a work around on how i can try and implement it on my overridden page?

  2. Hi how would i add social contacts to my visual force page ( i have a vf page for contacts).

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  4. social:profileViewer worked for my visualforce page.

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  6. I was really excited to read your blog post about the "Social Contacts Winter12 Feature" on ForceGuru. It's fascinating to see how social media and contact management have evolved over the years.
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  7. 've been using these features extensively for both personal and professional networking, and it's been a game-changer for me. Your blog posts are always insightful, and I'm eager to see what other features and tips you'll be sharing in the future. Keep up the great work!
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