Microsoft today announced that Facebook chat is available to Hotmail customers worldwide, wherever Facebook is available. Starting now, Microsoft will be displaying notifications of this update in Hotmail.
Since announcing the availability of Facebook chat in Messenger worldwide two weeks ago, nearly 2.5 more million people connected their Facebook accounts to Windows Live, bringing the total to over 20 million customers. And with three out of four Hotmail customers using Facebook, we expect that many more people will want to take advantage of this feature, now that it's available from your Hotmail inbox.
To try it out, first connect your Facebook account to Windows Live and make sure the "Chat with my Facebook friends in Messenger" box is checked to give your consent to Facebook. "We'll link your accounts (this may take a few minutes), and you can start a chat from Hotmail just by clicking on the name of a Facebook contact. If this doesn't work right away, sign out and back in again, and you should be good to go," said Microsoft.
[tags]social media,social networking[/tags]