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 your social feeds

The social page makes it easy to see a quick summary of the latest information from your connected social networks. From here, you can edit your profile picture, post status updates, view your notifications, like and comment on posts, and more.

To access the social page:

  1. From the People app, click your profile picture.


    Screenshot of Windows 8Accessing the social page
  2. The social page will appear.


    Screenshot of Windows 8The social page

To change your profile picture:

It's easy to change your profile picture from the social page, but it's important to note that this will only change your Microsoft account profile picture, not connected accounts like Gmail or LinkedIn.

  1. From the social page, select your profile picture.


    Screenshot of Windows 8Clicking the profile picture
  2. The Change your account picture page will appear.
  3. Click Browse to choose a new photo. If your computer or tablet has a built-in camera, you can click Take a Photo to take a picture of yourself.
  4. When you are satisfied, click Save. Your profile picture will be updated.
    Screenshot of Windows 8Changing the profile picture