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How to Use Wajam
What is Wajam?

Wajam is a social search extension for your browser.

You and your friends share lots of great content on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Wajam lets you find that content when you search with Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook Twitter and Blekko.

What browsers can I use with Wajam?

You can use Wajam with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer.

What search engines can I use with Wajam?

You can use Wajam in Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook Twitter and Blekko.

How do I use my Wajam search results?

When you do a search in Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook Twitter or Blekko, you’ll find your most relevant Wajam result at the top of your search results.  Along with this result you’ll find information about who shared the item, any comments they made about it, and how many other friends also shared that same piece of content.

Above your top Wajam result, you’ll find a breakdown of friends who have shared the most content that’s related to your search. If you’ve saved or shared any results that are related to your search term then you’ll be listed first, so it’s easy to find your content again.

To see your top 11 Wajam results for your search term, click View more results from friends.

To see results for your search term that were shared by a specific friend, click on their name if it appears above your Wajam result, or click on +317 friends (number taken from image above).

If a Wajam result was shared by multiple people, you will see Shared by # friends next to the URL. Click on this link to see all the comments about the item.

To sort your results by newest or oldest, click Options, then click Newest or Oldest.

To filter results by source, click Options, then click on the source(s) that you’d like to filter out. All of the sources that you’ve added that have relevant results for your search term will automatically be selected.

Not finding what you’re looking for? Try clicking on one of the search terms under your top result.

How do I share my search results?

When you click on a Wajam result you’ll see the Wajam toolbar at the top of the web page.

The toolbar shows you who shared the content and what they said about it. If more than 1 person shared it just click on and # others to read their comments.

To share this Wajam search result, just click on the Facebook or Twitter icon. The link will automatically be shortened to a waj.am link.

To share the link by email click on the Facebook or Twitter icon, then click on Email, or you can get the short url by clicking on URL.

Why don’t I have any search results?

You may not always have Wajam results for your search term. To increase your chances of finding Wajam search results, try using a more general search term, or try adding more sources for Wajam to index. Wajam may also suggest Twitter users that you can follow to find social search results for your search term.

How do I import links from Twitter?

While we’re in private beta you’ll need to receive an invite from Wajam or a Wajam user in order to create an account.

When you link your Twitter account to Wajam, it crawls all of the tweets that you and the people you follow have posted. From there, Wajam finds the tweets that contain links and these links are indexed and made searchable in Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook Twitter and Blekko.

Please note that Wajam cannot access links from protected Twitter accounts.

To create an account on Wajam using your Twitter account:
  1. Click Sign up with Twitter.
  2. If you’re already logged in to Twitter click Allow. If not, enter your log in information and click Sign in. Then click Allow.
  3. Once you’re sent back to Wajam, complete the sign up process.
To link your Twitter account:
  1. From your Sources tab on Wajam, click on the Twitter icon.
  2. Click on Sign up with Twitter.
  3. If you’re already logged in to Twitter click Agree. If not, enter your log in information and click Sign in. Then click Agree.

You can manage your Twitter account by clicking on the Twitter icon under your Sources table.

How do I import links from Facebook?

While we’re in private beta you’ll need to receive an invite from Wajam or a Wajam user in order to create an account.

When you link your Facebook account to Wajam, it crawls all of the links that you and your friends have posted. From there, Wajam indexes these links and made searchable in Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

To create an account on Wajam using your Facebook account:
  1. Click Sign up with Facebook.
  2. If you’re already logged in to Facebook click Allow. If not, enter your log in information and click Log in. Then click Allow.
  3. Once you’re sent back to Wajam, complete the sign up process.
To link your Facebook account:
  1. From your Sources tab on Wajam, click on the Facebook icon.
  2. Click on Sign in with Facebook.
  3. If you’re already logged in to Facebook click Agree. If not, enter your log in information and click Log in in. Then click Agree.

You can manage your Facebook account by clicking on the Facebook icon under your Sources table.

How do I import bookmarks from Delicious?
To import your Delicious bookmarks to Wajam:
  1. From your Sources tab on Wajam, click on the Delicious icon.
  2. Click Sign in with Delicious.
  3. If you’re already logged in to Delicious click Allow. If not, enter your log in information and click Sign in. Then click Allow.

Currently we can only support Delicious accounts that are linked to a Yahoo account.

If you have an older Delicious account that isn’t merged with a Yahoo account, follow these instructions:
  1. From your Delicious account, go to Settings.
  2. Under Bookmarks, select Export/Backup Bookmarks.
  3. Click Export.
  4. From your Sources tab on Wajam, click on the bookmarks icon.
  5. Click Browse, and select your exported Delicious bookmarks file.
  6. Click Import Bookmarks.

Please note that unfortunately your tags will not be imported if you use this method.

How do I import bookmarks from my browser?

Your bookmarks are private and will never be shared.

To import your bookmarks to Wajam:
  1. Export your bookmarks into an htm or html file (see detailed instructions below)
  2. From your Sources tab on Wajam, click on the bookmarks icon.
  3. Click Browse, and select your exported bookmarks file.
  4. Click Import Bookmarks.
Follow the instructions below to export your bookmarks.
For Firefox:
  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Bookmarks menu and choose Organize Bookmarks…
  2. In the Library window, click on the Import and Backup menu and choose Export HTML…
  3. Choose a location to save your exported bookmarks, then click Save.
For Chrome:
  1. Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmark manager.
  3. Click the Organize menu in the manager.
  4. Select Export bookmarks.
  5. Choose a location where you want your exported file to be saved, then click Save.

Please note that deleting your bookmarks from Chrome will not delete them from Wajam.

For Safari:
  1. Click Settings button.
  2. Select Show Menu Bar.
  3. From Menu Bar click File.
  4. Select Export Bookmarks.
  5. Choose a location to save your exported bookmarks, then click Save.

Please note that deleting your bookmarks from Safari will not delete them from Wajam.

For Internet Explorer 8:
  1. Click the Favorites button, click the arrow next to the Add to Favorites button, and then click Import and Export.
  2. In the Import/Export Settings dialog box, click Export to a file, and then click Next.
  3. Select the Favorites check box, and then click Next.
  4. Select the folder that you want to export your favorites from, and then click Next.
  5. By default, Internet Explorer creates a file called bookmark.htm in your Documents folder. If you want to use a name other than bookmark.htm or to store the exported favorites in a folder other than Documents, specify the new file and folder name.
  6. Click Export. If you already have a file by the same name, Internet Explorer will ask you to replace it. Click Yes if you want replace the file or click No and type a new file name.
  7. Click Finish.
For Internet Explorer 7:
  1. Click the Add to Favorites button , and then click Import and Export.
  2. In the Import/Export Wizard, click Next.
  3. Select Export Favorites, and then click Next.
  4. Select the favorites folder that you want to export. If you want all of your favorites, select the top level (Favorites) folder, otherwise, select the individual folder. Click Next.
  5. By default, Internet Explorer creates a file called Bookmark.htm in your Documents folder. If you want to use a name other than Bookmark.htm or to store the exported favorites in a folder other than Documents, specify the new file and folder name.
  6. Click Next. If you already have a file by the same name, Internet Explorer will ask you to replace it. Click Yes if you want replace the file or click No and type in a new file name.
  7. Click Finish.
How do I install Wajam?

When you sign up for Wajam you’ll be prompted to download the extension. Just follow the instructions, restart your browser and you’ll start finding Wajam search results in Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

If you’ve uninstalled Wajam, you can re-install from the Download tab.

How do I uninstall Wajam?
For Firefox:
  1. Click the Tools menu and select Add-ons.
  2. In the Add-ons window, click the Extensions panel.
  3. Select Wajam and click Disable or Uninstall.
For Chrome:
  1. Click the Tools menu.
  2. Select Extensions.
  3. Click Disable or Uninstall.
For Safari:
  1. Click Settings button.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Uncheck Enable Wajam or click Uninstall.
For Internet Explorer:
  1. Click the Tools menu and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. In the Manage Add-ons window, select Wajam.
  3. Click on Disable.
Privacy
Is Wajam private?

Wajam never tracks, saves or shares your browsing history or search history.

If you import your bookmarks from your browser or Delicious they won’t be shared with anyone.

Read our full Privacy policy.

Accounts
How do I log in with my Twitter account?

Please note: You can only log into Wajam with your Twitter account if you first created your account by signing up with Twitter. If you didn’t do this, you will have to log in with your email address and Wajam password.

To create an account on Wajam using your Twitter account:
  1. Click on the Sign up with Twitter button.
  2. If you’re already logged in to Twitter click Allow. If not, enter your log in information and click Sign in. Then click Allow.
  3. Fill in all of the required fields and click Create my account and download Wajam.
To log in with your Twitter account:
  1. Click Login with Twitter.
  2. If you aren’t already logged in you’ll be redirected to Twitter, enter your log in information and click Sign in.
How do I log in with my Facebook account?
  1. Click Login with Facebook.
  2. If you aren’t already logged in you’ll be redirected to Facebook, enter your log in information and click Log in.
How do I log in if with an older Wajam account?

You can continue logging into Wajam with your email address and password from this URL:  http://www.wajam.com/legacy_login.php

Once you’ve logged in, you can switch to the newer account style by removing either Facebook or Twitter as a source and then re-adding it:
  1. From your Sources tab on Wajam, click on the Facebook or Twitter icon.
  2. Click on the x that appears to the right of your account name.
  3. Click Remove.
  4. Click on the Facebook or Twitter icon and follow the steps to add it as a source to Wajam.