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Get more from social media with Windows 8

Better utilise Facebook, Twitter and the rest

Windows 8 keeps you connected to all your social media accounts. Here's how...

Step 5. Once your accounts are connected you’ll notice that your Facebook photo albums (assuming you chose to be able to view them this way) appear in the Photos pane of Windows 8’s home screen. You can now view your albums as you would any other photo collections stored locally or on a third-party service such as Flickr.

Facebook on Windows 8

Step 6. To view your own and other people’s updates in Windows 8, click on your user name in the Messaging pane. You'll see the three most recent Facebook status updates. To the right appear any comments or notifications from friends. To see their updates, click the What’s new option at the top of the screen.

Social Media updates on Windows 8

Step 7. Click the 'All' option to view your list of Facebook friends plus options to add people to your contacts. You can also connect to other social media services such as LinkedIn and Twitter. As with Facebook, you should read the privacy statement before proceeding by pressing Connect. Enter your Twitter or LinkedIn account details, then simply scroll down to the Authorise app option.

Add more accounts to Windows 8

Step 8. You can flick between your social media accounts by clicking their respective icons at the bottom of the screen. The All button below your photo shows the personal details you’re sharing from that account. Click on My Profile for an overview of your connected services and privacy settings.

Facebook sharing options: Windows 8

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