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Windows 8 Bible by Rob Tidrow, Jim Boyce

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Using the People App

The Windows 8 People app is provided on the Windows Start screen when you install Windows 8. Figure 19.1 shows the People live tile. This tile displays information, updates, status changes, and photo changes for contacts you follow on different social media tools. For example, the information shown in Figure 19.1 shows Facebook friends.

FIGURE 19.1 The People app has a live tile on the Windows Start screen.

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Setting up a social media account

You may not see any live updates on your People app as you have not set up any social media accounts under Windows 8 yet. To do that, use the following steps:

1. Show the Windows Start screen.
2. Click the People app. The People app screen appears. (See Figure 19.2.)

FIGURE 19.2 The People app setup screen

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3. Click a social media tool to set up your account information for it. For example, Figure 19.3 shows setting up account information for the Twitter social media tool.

FIGURE 19.3 Setting up Twitter to work with the People app

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4. Click Connect to connect Twitter to your Microsoft account. The Connecting To A Service screen appears.
5. Enter your Twitter username and password to authorize Microsoft to use your ...

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