How to Use Gmail to Build Your Social Network

How to Use Gmail to Build Your Social Network

How to Build Your Social Network in GmailNow there is a great way to build your social network from directly within Gmail. Last month, I installed this fantastic app called Rapportive that displays social media information about your contacts directly from your Gmail inbox. You can immediately see what people look like, where they’re based, and what they do.

Amazingly Simple

Whenever you open an email, Rapportive uses the senders email address to search their social networks. It will tell you whether you are connected and let’s you connect with them in a click without leaving your Gmail inbox.

  • View your Gmail sender’s picture
  • Manage and grow your socila network within Gmail
  • Connect with your Gmail contacts on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more
  • Post on Facebook from your Gmail inbox
  • Record thoughts for later by leaving notes
  • Spread the Word

I tell all of my friends about this app and they love it. It’s easy to install and doesn’t cost a penny.

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  1. What a great tip, thank you so much.

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