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How Do I Easily Connect Outlook® With Facebook®

January 17, 2012  |  Difficulty: Medium

Settin up a interconnection and then connect your Facebook® or other social network to Outlook® 2010.

You can say that communication using social networks has become almost as popular as email messaging. The Microsoft Office® 2010 suite conveniently offers a tool to the implement Facebook®, MySpace®, Windows Live®, and LinkedIn® accounts directly into the Outlook® 2010 application. You simply download and install the add-on from the Microsoft® website and then you can control your email and social network accounts through a single program. The instructions below will show you how to set up such a connection and then connect your Facebook® or other social network to Outlook® 2010.

Outlook® – Facebook® connection:

  1. Launch the Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 application.
  2. In the left pane, select any email from your mailbox.
  3. In the main section where the email is displayed you can see the “People Pane” at the bottom. Expand it.
  4. Click on the green “+” button and choose the “on Facebook” option.
  5. Click on the “Next” button.
  6. In the description of the “Social Network Accounts” section, you can see the “View social networks provide available online” hyperlink. Click on it.
  7. The support page will open in your Internet browser. Click on the Facebook® icon.
  8. Now, select the language and download file suitable to your operating system.
  9. Locate the downloaded file and run it. Go through the installation wizard until the installation finishes.
  10. Switch again to the Outlook® application and click on the green “+” button again and choose the “on Facebook” option.
  11. Check the “Facebook” checkbox and fill in your account name and password.
  12. Click on the “Connect” button and then on the “Finish” button.
  13. Now your email and Facebook® account are connected! You can now see the profiles of people you communicate with through the Microsoft Office® Outlook® 2010.

Tips and Tricks:

  • To add a Facebook® user, just select him or her and click on the green “+ add” button and select the “on Facebook” option.
  • To remove the Facebook® account from the Outlook® connection, click on the green “+ Add” button and select the “on Other Social Network” option and click on the “cross” button next to the Facebook® account. Confirm it by clicking on the “Yes” button. Outlook® will no longer download information from Facebook®.

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