View Your Facebook Photos in the Windows 8 Photos App

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If you are running Windows 8 with a Microsoft account and you have connected that account to your Facebook profile, you can use the Photos app to view your Facebook photos. After you open a Facebook photo album, you can swipe through the images in it. Alternatively, you could open just an individual image for viewing. You can then navigate through the other images in the same album.

Follow these steps to connect Windows 8 to Facebook and to view your Facebook photos.

1

On the Start screen, tap People.

The People app loads.

2

Tap Connected to and then tap Add an account.

The Accounts pane appears.

3

Tap Facebook.

The People app displays a description of the Facebook connection.

4

Tap Connect.

Facebook prompts you to log in to your account. Type your Facebook e-mail address and your Facebook password, just as if you were logging onto the Facebook site from your browser. Be sure to select the Keep me logged in check box.

5

Tap Log In.

Windows 8 connects your Facebook account to your Microsoft account. Tap Done, and you've successfully connected Windows 8 with Facebook.

6

To view your Facebook Photos, in the Photos app, tap Facebook, as shown in 1.

Your Facebook photo albums appear.

7

Tap the album that contains the images you want to view, as shown in 2.

The Photos app displays the images in the album (A).

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Swipe left and right to scroll through the album.

To view a specific image, tap it. The image is displayed. Swipe left to see the next image. You can return to the previous image by swiping right.

The Photos app does not offer Facebook-specific photo features such as tagging and adding a location. To edit your photos using these features, you must use the Facebook website. However, the Photos app does give you an easy way to open a photo on Facebook: Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap View on Facebook. Windows 8 switches to Internet Explorer and displays the photo on the Facebook site. If you are not currently logged in to Facebook, you will need to log in before you can see the photo.


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