Posting to Facebook and Twitter

Post to Facebook and Twitter, and get your social updates and Tweets in one place – the People app. Choose how you want to see your updates – all together, from just one social network at a time, or by person.

Post your own updates

You can post your own updates or write on a friend's Facebook wall in the People app. You can also share links, photos and messages with your social networks from other apps and websites. Here's how to update your Facebook status or compose a Tweet:

  1. On Start, tap or click People.

  2. Tap or click Me.

  3. In What's new, choose the social network you want to use, write your message, and tap or click the send icon to post it in your wall.

Here's how to share links and photos from apps or websites:

  1. Go to the app or website you want to share from.

  2. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, then tap Share.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the top-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, then click Share.)

  3. Tap or click People, then tap or click the social network you want.

See what's new

Keep an eye on what’s new with your friends and family using the People app. When you connect your accounts like Facebook and Twitter, you’ll get all the latest updates, Tweets and pictures, all in one place. Wish someone a happy birthday on their Facebook wall, comment on an update or retweet a Tweet, without switching apps.

What's new section of the People app
  1. On Start, tap or click People.

  2. Tap or click What's new.

  3. You'll see recent updates and Tweets, and you can like, comment and retweet. You can also tap or click a person's name to write directly on their wall.

Pin people to see updates from Start

Pin the important people in your life to Start to see their picture and new updates without even opening an app. It's also a handy shortcut to send them email and start chatting.

Here's how:

  1. On Start, tap or click People.

  2. Enter the name of the contact whose information you want to edit in the search box. You'll see a list of contacts as you type – tap or click the one you want.

  3. Swipe in from the bottom edge to see the application commands.
    (If you're using a mouse, right-click within the application.)

  4. Tap or click Pin to Start, enter a nickname if you want, then tap or click Pin to Start.