Connection Process The best way to set up a Facebook account is to connect the People app to it. People app acts a social hub in Windows 8, providing the latest updates of your contacts. Messaging app uses contacts from People app in order to initiate a conversation. So, it will automatically gain access to the Facebook account. Photos app can show the photos of your Facebook account, thus giving you access to Facebook albums from the desktop itself.
Select Facebook Service in People AppLaunch the People app from the Start Screen. The welcome screen of the app prompts you to connect to various online services. Select Facebook from the list of services.
Connection InitiationAn inline webpage frame launches, which initiates the connection to Facebook. The so loaded page informs you what you can do and what data you share after you connect your Facebook account to Windows 8. Click on “Connect” button to move on.
Facebook AuthenticationThe resulting page asks for Facebook credentials. Enter the credentials and click “Log In”. Facebook will authenticate the credentials.
Final ConfirmationFacebook asks for the final confirmation to give permission to Windows 8 to access your account data. Facebook lists what data Windows will be able to access if you give permission. Click on “Allow” if you are happy with giving access to Microsoft. This will connect the Facebook account to your Windows 8 account.
Connection Process CompleteThe final page of the setup informs you that the connection is successful. Behind the scenes, the People app would already have begun to fetch your Facebook contacts and their details.
Facebook Data Used by People AppPeople app has following 3 sections that show different data from your Facebook account.
- People Section lists all the contacts from your Facebook account. Selecting a contact from the list will show their profile information.
- What’s New Section shows the news feed of your Facebook account; updates of your contacts, pages, activities, etc.
- Me Section lists the details of your Facebook profile and your latest updates of Facebook.