Microsoft Connecting LinkedIn and Facebook Chat to Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft says that users can now connect their Messenger and Windows Live profiles with LinkedIn. They’ve  made connecting with different social networks possible in Windows Live Messenger Beta 2010. Now users are able to share photos, videos and links through it and other networks like Facebook and LinkedIn will update synchronously. LinkedIn connection will allow users of both services to easily keep tabs on their activities.


Providing the ability to chat with Facebook friends in Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft gained some extra points. This allows you to keep your contact list organized in one place, and you will keep yourself up to date with what your friends are doing, and of course, it will be easier for you to share updates with them as well.

“With nearly 50 percent of users actively using two or more social networks, linking social networks together becomes a messy business for your contact list if not handled with care,” Windows Live group program manager Jeff Kunins said in a  blog post.

Check out Brandon Duncan from LinkedIn talking with Microsoft’s Joel Franusic about the new arrangement.

[Source CNET]