But that makes it difficult for those using Facebook to gather addresses for holiday cards, invitations and announcements. WhitePages, however, has a solution.
The Seattle company today launched WhitePages Mailer, a platform that connects Facebook profiles to WhitePages’ database of 200 million people to compile addresses for your Facebook friends. The service is available through the Facebook App Center, on the web and on mobile devices.
“While Facebook is perhaps the best iteration of the modern day rolodex, contact information like home addresses are noticeably absent from user profiles,” Jason Milstead, WhitePages general manager, said in a release. “WhitePages Mailer combines the reach of Facebook with the power of WhitePages’ people data to create a product that accelerates the painstaking process of collecting addresses for friends when you need to send them a card, gift or to simply get directions to their homes.”
Users can log in to Mailer with their Facebook account. WhitePages will then match your friends’ names with its address database. You can verify the address with each individual and also create groups. WhitePages makes it easy to export the addresses to a spreadsheet or directly onto mailing labels.
This solution arrives just before the holiday season, so if you can’t hunt down the addresses of Aunt Suzy, Uncle Joe or your childhood buddy, this might be a smart option.
Previously on GeekWire: WhitePages updates Android app with social features
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