Using the People App

The Windows 8 People app is where all of your contacts are stored. Learn more about using the app in this free lesson.

Viewing and editing contacts

Once you've added some contacts, you're ready to start using the People app. It's easy to connect with any of your contacts by navigating to their contact page. From there, you'll be able to see each contact's information, as well as updates and photos from any connected social networks. You can also edit a contact if you need to change or update information.

To view a contact page:

  1. Locate and select the desired contact.


    Screenshot of Windows 8Selecting the desired contact
  2. The contact page will appear.
    Screenshot of Windows 8Viewing a contact page

Sometimes the Back Arrow may not appear on a contact page. If this occurs, right-click the mouse, and then select the Home button from the menu at the bottom of the screen.

Screenshot of Windows 8Clicking the Home button

To edit a contact:

  1. Locate and select the contact you wish to edit.
  2. The contact page will appear. Right-click, and a menu will appear at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Locate and select Edit.
    Screenshot of Windows 8Editing a contact
  4. Modify the contact information as desired, then click Save. The contact information will be saved.


    Screenshot of Windows 8Saving the edited contact information