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Light-bulbUPDATED: 1-Click Friends is now live!!

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by Amy Wong - May 17, 2011 Star_s15,104 views

Update (05/24/11 @ 10:31 AM PST): 1-Click Friends is now live! If you have more than 15 GU! friends, go unlock the Torch item on your Profile page, Friends page, or your favorite game's "1-Click Tools" tab! Next time you play your favorite Facebook game, you should see the active friends drop down on the request dialogue box. Enjoy!

We have just released the 1-Click Friends feature, so if you have the Snag Bar and the Torch item, you can automatically select all your active friends when requesting for gifts or favor inside the game. Please let us know if you find any bugs!

Our 1-Click Friends FAQ is on our help page also.

Update 06/07/11: Here's a link to the video tutorial of 1-Click Friends: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT0Fjq-bybc

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Many Facebook games now require you to ask/beg your friends individually for a favor to complete missions or quests. Last month, we had a little poll asking our members how they are choosing friends to ask for requests and gifts.

Many people were randomly choosing friends to ask for requests, possibly to friends who no longer play that particular game anymore (or never played!) The consensus was it would be great if there was a tool to find out our currently active friends who play that particular game (and not those who played a month ago) and send requests all in 1 click rather than manually clicking friends (sometimes randomly) 50 times!

Well, good news everyone, we are almost ready to release what we named "1-Click Friends" to our members! This feature will be rolled out to people who unlocked the "Torch item" first. (more on this later)

How does it work you ask? We first find out your active friends for that particular game you are playing. We figured that people who send you gifts and requests are probably the most active friends that you can rely on to ask for requests. So we keep track of your Game Request page (1-Click Gifts page) whenever you visit it. Also, we keep track of people who post game posts on your wall (although we cannot be sure it they actually gift) when you visit your MyFeed page or when you use the Snag Bar. This is cool already, but the cooler part is, then we automatically add your active friends when sending gifts/requests, so all you have to do is to click "Send"!

No more clicking 50 times to choose friends, and no more bothering friends who don't play that game anymore!! You can choose from 20, 30, 40, 50 friends to ask depending on the type of requests or missions. You can also manually add others who are not on the list, or remove people who you don't want to send requests.

Since this is still a very very raw feature, we are first releasing this to loyal GU! members who unlock the new Torch item. To unlock this item, you need 15 GU! friends on your friends page. This item is not unlockable yet right now (sorry, some people accidently unlocked it when we deployed it the other day) but once we release the 1-Click Friends officially, people who have more than 15 GU! friends will get the Torch item and the 1-Click Friends feature both at the same time! So if you would like to start using the 1-Click Friends as soon as possible and don't have 15 GU! friends yet, go invite your friends to join GU! :)

This feature is now live!!

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For those who say you do not see the 1-Click Friends activated:

1) Go go Toolbar Preferneces and double check if the "1-Click Frinds" option is ticked. If you switch browsers, this preferences is not saved so you need to activate it.

2) See if you have active friends on the "1-Click Tools" tab of the game you are playing on Gamers Unite! For example, for frontierville, you go to this page http://gamersunite.coolchaser.com/games/frontierville/one_click_tools 

If you look at the URL, the "frontierville" part should be the name of the game you want to use 1-Click Friends.

3) Try Restoring Default on the snag bar. Go to the "G" icon on the very left of the toolbar, click "Layout Manager", then click "Restore Default" (and click OK if you are using IE)

4) 1-Click Friends is something you see ONLY when you are prompted to request or send gifts INSIDE the game. There is no button on the Snag Bar or anything like that.

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Folks, this is of course just the start of 1-Click-Friends. Please bear with and let us know if you encounter any bugs.

Also, we're hoping if this is well received, we'll be adding more features like the ability to manually specify friends you always want to include. After you play with it for a while, let us know what features you'd like to see and why!

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the feature of seeing ppl post from certain games is no longer available or I just cant find it... it use to be under game request and now its not... HELP

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Is anyone from GU aware that this feature sems not to be working for days now and disapeared completely yesterday? People are complaining about it in this thread http://gamersunite.coolchaser.com/topics/69479-gamers-unite-1-click-friends-is-now-open-to-everybody. Would be cool if someone from GU would write a comment about it ;)

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I have done the below over and over and over.. still doesn't work!

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Pls we need 5 gifts too, cause some games only ask 3 or 4 items...ty

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Does not work in Google Chrome.

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I have not GO button on mine when choosing active friends!

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thank you so much guys for thinking of us & trying to improve all the time - although it's not working perfectly yet - it's a great great help !!!!! thanks again

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have a lot of problems, can't send gift via GU. 1-click isn't work

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Mine worked just fine for a week and then just quit working. I've tried everything to get it to work again with no resolve.

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i am having issues accepting gift request. even though it says it is accepted the request is still there.

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mine is not working today

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I loved 1 click friends while I could use it, but I upgraded to Internet Explorer 9 (simply because Windows update was telling me to) & now 1 click friends is gone. I've went to my snagbar settings and reclicked it. I've restored default settings too. Still nothing :(

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One click is the best thing since the snag tool. I LOVE it and never want to go back to click, click, click!! Thank you!!

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it's the greatest. i love it!

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keeps freezing up and you lose the gift you try for and very slow getting really crappy to play

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I use the 1-click but I have one complaint. It seems that when I use it and think I have accepted all my gifts, I sometimes go back a few minutes later and it seems the same requests are there that I supposedly accepted. This is happening frequently lately. It didn't use to happen but now it seems a waste of my time sometimes because it just repeats what I thought was already done. When it works it does great.

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it doesn't work for me.. i've tried eveything suggested.. it still doesn't work.. i hv one click gifts.. and am thankful for that tho..

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