Add contacts from LinkedIn or Facebook

If you have a LinkedIn or Facebook account, you can hook it up through the Outlook Social Connector, and then view updates from your contacts on those sites directly in Outlook. LinkedIn automatically imports those contacts into Outlook so you can keep track of your contacts all in one place. Contact information for Facebook friends will need to be added to Outlook manually.


When you connect your LinkedIn account to Outlook, your LinkedIn contacts are automatically added to a separate folder in your list of contacts, called LinkedIn.

LinkedIn contacts are added to a new folder called LinkedIn.

You can also find your LinkedIn contacts by pointing to People at the bottom of the Outlook window, clicking in the search box that appears, and typing the name of the LinkedIn contact you want to find.

Click People and type a name in the Search box that appears.


When you connect your Facebook account, you’ll see status updates but your Facebook contacts aren’t automatically imported. To add them, you’ll need to manually create a contact for each person. Here’s how:

  1. Click People at the bottom of the screen.

    Click People

  2. In the New group, click New Contact or press Ctrl+N.

    New Contact button on the Home tab

Tip    To create a contact from anywhere in Outlook, press Ctrl+Shift+C.

  1. Enter a name and any other information that you want to include for the contact.

  2. If you want to create another contact, click Save & New. When you are done entering new contacts, click Save & Close.

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Applies To: Outlook 2013

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