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You can chat, add contacts from popular social networks, manage your Facebook and Twitter content, post comments, and accept friend requests from your Outlook.com inbox.
Add contacts from your Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, and other networks, and changes such as address updates will automatically update in Outlook.com.
Click the arrow next to Outlook at the top of your inbox.
Then click People.
If you don't see the list of networks available (such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook) click Manage, and then click Add people.
Click the network you want to add and follow the instructions on the screen.
Once you've connected a network, you can see the latest updates, Tweets, and profile pictures from those networks in the right pane of your inbox. You can also post comments or accept friend requests right from your inbox, if you turn on the Active view settings.
You can set whether or not other people can find your public Facebook or Twitter account by your email address and/or phone number.
Outlook.com is committed to your privacy and empowering you with control over your information.
Get more details about managing your Facebook account and Twitter account with Outlook.com.
Find out more about managing your contact list, including how to add or delete contacts from Groups.
If you see that a Skype, Facebook or Google friend is online, you can quickly send them an IM right from your inbox. Just click the chat icon in the upper right and select an IM contact in the Start new conversation box.
You can also make Skype calls right from your Outlook.com inbox. Find out more about how to use Skype with Outlook.com
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You can try Outlook.com using your existing Gmail account.
Get answers to your questions about Outlook.com.
Want to put all these tips into practice? Try out Outlook.com now.