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Connecting to Your Facebook Account Windows 8

Using the People App

The People app can be easily integrated with Facebook. After you add your Facebook account, your Microsoft account is also connected to it, so your Hotmail contacts will be synchronized with Facebook, and the Messaging app and Windows Live Messenger (if you use it) will be integrated with your Facebook account.

If your Microsoft account (Windows Live ID) is already connected to your Facebook account, your Facebook friends will show up in the People app, and you won't need to add the Facebook account again.

When you connect the People app to your Facebook account, Facebook asks you to enter a name for the device from which the connection is made. Make this name meaningful so that you aren't confused when Facebook sends you the appropriate notifications through email. This name will then be visible in your Facebook account settings.

Connecting to Your Facebook Account Windows 8

In this exercise, you'll learn how to add your Facebook account to the People app.

SET UP Make sure your Windows 8 device is connected to the Internet and then open the People app.

1 Press Windows+C or swipe from the right side of the screen and select Settings.

Connecting to Your Facebook Account Windows 8

2 Click or tap Accounts.

3 Click or tap Add an account.

Connecting to Your Facebook Account Windows 8

4 Click or tap Facebook and then wait for a few seconds.

The Stay In Touch With Your Facebook Friends window appears.

Connecting to Your Facebook Account Windows 8

5 Click or tap Connect. At the prompt, type your Facebook login details.

Connecting to Your Facebook Account Windows 8

6 Type your email address and your password and select Keep me logged in.

7 Click or tap Log in. When prompted, name the device from which you are connecting.

Connecting to Your Facebook Account Windows 8

8 Type an appropriate name for the device and click or tap Save Device.

After a few seconds, you receive the announcement that you're ready to go.

Connecting to Your Facebook Account Windows 8

9 Click or tap Done and wait for the People app to sync with Facebook.

Connecting to Your Facebook Account Windows 8

CLEAN UP Close the People app.

The People app needs some time to sync with your Facebook account. Don't be surprised if it takes minutes instead of seconds, especially if you have a slow Internet connection or many friends and updates that need to be synchronized.




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