IN THIS CHAPTER
Using the People app
Setting up social media accounts
Viewing social media activity
Navigating the People app
One of the most popular activities online is communicating using social media programs, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google +, and YouTube.
The updated Windows 8.1 People app lets you integrate your contacts and updates from multiple social network sites such as Windows Live, Facebook, and Twitter into one single location for that person. For Windows users, at least, it has now become the de facto hub for all your social media accounts. Also, the Mail and Messaging apps rely on the People app for selecting contacts to send e-mail and instant messages.
This chapter explores how to access various social media programs in Windows 8.1, including using the People app to consolidate many of your favorite social media communications into one app.
The Windows 8.1 People app is provided on the Windows Start screen when you install Windows 8.1. Figure 13.1 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 13.1 shows Facebook friends.