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How to Update Facebook Using Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft introduced a groovy social connector tool when Outlook 2010 was first released. However, it only lets you receive status updates — not send them. Here’s an Outlook Add-on that will let you do more with Facebook.

The independent developer Techhit, has developed an Outlook add-on called FBLook. It lets you post status updates and check notifications directly from Outlook. But you’ll still want to grab the Facebook connector from Microsoft if you want to read your friends’ profiles.


  • Update your Facebook status directly from Outlook.
  • Set your status to the name of the song you’re playing in iTunes or WMP.
  • See your friend statuses.
  • See notifications of new Friend Requests, Messages, Invites, Pokes, etc..

Download FBLook from the TechHit website (Link Below). It’s a simple installer, just run it and click next a few times to complete. Once installed, you’ll find the FBLook menu on the Outlook ribbon Add-Ins tab.

Click Login to Facebook.
Login to Facebook

Your default web browser will open up, and you’ll be asked to sign in to Facebook. If you’re already signed in, you’ll see the following screen. Click Go to App.

FBLook allow to app page

Facebook will ask you to verify allowing FBLook to post status updates to your account. Click Allow Status Updates.

Allow FBLook status updates

Now you can simply post new updates from Outlook.

update facebook status from Outlook

Voila! The update will appear on your wall just as you typed it from Outlook.

facebook status updated via outlook

It lets you check your notifications from the same spot in Outlook too. Groovy!

facebook notofications in outlook

Download the FBLook Addin for Outlook

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One Response to How to Update Facebook Using Microsoft Outlook

  1. Czon July 29, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    Nice software. I like it…

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