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How to force fetching of facebook avatars/covers.

asked 2014-05-01 20:06:26 +0300

WhyNotHugo gravatar image

Plenty of my contacts had their avatars/cover photos retrieved from facebook, but a good deal more did not.

How do I force the device to fetch the photos for these contacts? These are all facebook contacts (eg: I didn't add them manually, they were auto-created when I added facebook).

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answered 2014-05-01 23:31:11 +0300

Alex gravatar image

Go to settings > Accounts > select facebook acc > swipe to the left and the pictures should be updated.

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Nope, that didn't do anything. Swiping left just goes back to the previous screen, and lots of my facebook contacts are still missing their avatar photo.

WhyNotHugo ( 2014-05-02 00:09:55 +0300 )edit

From right to left..

Alex ( 2014-05-02 00:38:41 +0300 )edit

Swiping left-to-right and right-to-left does the exact same thing: takes me to the previous screen.

WhyNotHugo ( 2014-05-02 01:56:55 +0300 )edit

Yea but this will initiate the update of facebook pictures. :) If this is not working I don't know what's wrong but it's possible that the specific contacts have set some privacy settings in facebook.

Alex ( 2014-05-02 08:39:37 +0300 )edit

Actually, the other answer (which I've posted) describes how to fix the issue. I still don't know what caused that problem in the first place though.

WhyNotHugo ( 2014-05-02 17:46:18 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-05-02 00:19:31 +0300

WhyNotHugo gravatar image

I realized what the issue is, and it's pretty lame.

Jolla create two contacts for some facebook friends: An IM contact, which only has the XMPP address (eg: -1032367405@chat.facebook.com), and another contact which has the website (https://www.facebook.com/someusername).

The latter has the photo, the former does not. Merging them solves the issue, and, while most contacts are pre-merged, some are not.

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