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Facebook blocks new Twitter feature

A new feature within Twitter's Facebook app that let users find who among their friends has a Twitter account has been put on ice by Facebook.
Written by Josh Lowensohn, Contributor on

A new feature within Twitter's Facebook app that let users find who among their friends has a Twitter account has been put on ice by Facebook.

The feature would cull through Facebook contacts and compare the list of names to users on Twitter, offering up things like Twitter profile information and a link to follow. Now, trying to use the app on the popular social network brings up a message that says, "It appears that the connection between Facebook and Twitter isn't working," and that "we are working with Facebook to resolve the problem." Prior to that, it had stated that Facebook "blocked" Twitter's application from doing a look-up of any user's friends list.

Twitter's Josh Elman, who posted about the new feature in the company's blog earlier on Wednesday, put out an update that says the problem is believed to be on Facebook's end. A Twitter spokesperson later confirmed to CNET that the problem was due to Facebook putting a block on the application.

For more on this story, read Facebook blocking parts of Twitter's FB app on CNET News.

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