Working with Google Contacts

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How to synchronize Google Contacts with Contact

Installing the Google Data API

To synchronize Google Contact and Calendar data, the Akonadi Google Data API must be installed on your system. Depending on your package manager, the install procedure may be different.

To install it, enter a terminal and type:

DEB based distributions: sudo apt-get install akonadi-kde-resource-googledata
RPM based distributions: yum install akonadi-googledata

This will install the akonadi-kde-resource-googledata package as well as its prerequisite, libgcal0

Configuring Contact Integration

After installing the packages, go to the Contacts area of the Kontact left navigation bar.
Next, on the first panel ,the Address Books panel, right click the window and select Add Address Book. Ensure that the Akonadi Google Contacts Resource is selected, and then click OK.

A pop-up window will appear that will ask for your Google account login credentials. Enter them and click OK. Check the box next to the akonadi_google_resource_0 and then press F5 to update your contacts.

Your contacts have now been synchronized!

This page was last edited on 2 March 2013, at 16:53. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.