Connect your Microsoft account to outside accounts

If you have an account with a web service such as Google, LinkedIn or Twitter, you can add it to your Microsoft account. This allows specific info to be shared between the two accounts. For example, if you connect a Google account, you can choose to see your Google contacts’ email addresses in the People and Mail apps. Microsoft won’t share info associated with your Microsoft account without your permission.

You can see which accounts you’ve already connected by going to your Microsoft account profile and looking at the icons in the top right corner.

Accounts profile page with smaller image spotlighting “Connected to” icons

Add an account to your Microsoft account

  1. Go to your Microsoft account profile and sign in.

  2. Tap or click Add in the top right corner.

  3. Tap or click the account that you want to add, and follow the instructions to sign in and connect.

Manage or remove a connected account

  1. Go to your Microsoft account profile and sign in.

  2. The icons in the top right corner show the accounts that you’ve already connected. Tap or click the one you want to manage.

  3. Use the checkboxes to select the settings you want, then tap or click Save. If you want to remove the account, tap or click Remove this connection completely.

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