How to Connect Your Facebook Account in Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 has native support to link your Facebook account. You’re in Outlook all day at work, why not add your Facebook friends to it too?

Facebook is an important part of everyone’s daily routine, and so is Outlook at the office. So why not combine the two? Outlook 2013 allows you to add your Facebook account easily and use your account while you’re checking your email all day too.

Note: You can connect Facebook with Outlook 2010 too, but it requires installing the Outlook Social Connector tool it isn’t integrated into it natively.

How to Set up Facebook in Outlook 2013

Open Outlook 2013 and click File and under Account and Social Network Settings, click Account Settings and select Social Network Accounts.

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Alternatively, you can click on the People tab at the bottom and click on Connect To A Social Network.

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A new welcome window will open that introduces you to the service, click Next.

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By default, Outlook 2013 allows you to connect to Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. Check Facebook and enter your username and password. Then click Connect.

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You’ll get a confirmation message when the connection is complete. It will automatically update the contact pictures and details of the people your connected with on Facebook.

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Now you’ll be able to see your friend’s activity right inside Outlook 2013. To check recent activity, select the name of the person and click on Whats New.

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And it will display the recent activity of the selected contact.

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You can even send email to your Facebook contact from Outlook by clicking on the new mail icon.

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At any time, if you want to delete the account, just repeat the first step and delete the account.

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What do you think about being able to easily connect your Facebook account with Outlook? Leave a comment and let us know!

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Gianter

    December 8, 2012 at 12:39 am

    hi… I followed all the previous steps, but none of my friends in facebook account appears in my outlook people hub
    I mean is it possible to transfer all my friends and their email addresses from facebook to outlook 2013

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