Did you know that you can chat with Facebook friends within Hotmail? Just connect your Facebook account to Windows Live and be sure the “Chat with my Facebook friends in Messenger” box is selected.


No matter where you’re chatting, it’s a good idea to be cautious. There are a few basic chatting and social networking tips to help you avoid identity theft and other scams:

  • Never include passwords, financial information, or other sensitive information in chat.
  • Be careful clicking on links in chat windows, especially if you don’t know the person you’re chatting with.
  • If you allow your kids to chat or use a social networking site, be sure they meet the minimum age requirement.

For more information, see 11 tips for social networking safety.