Add or Remove an Account in Microsoft Account

How to Add or Remove an Account in Microsoft Account in Windows 8.1/8

Apr. 24, 2014 09:31 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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As we know, Windows 8.1 and 8 are different from other Windows OS versions in the logging method. For Windows 8.1/8 users, there are two types of account: Microsoft account and local account. Last time we have introduced how to select a Microsoft account or local account for you. However, this time we will specially focus on how to add or remove web service account in your Microsoft account in Windows 8 and 8.1.

If you have an account with a web service like Facebook, LinkeDIn, or Twitter, you can add it to your Microsoft account. This connects the two accounts and allows specific information to be shared between them so you can use it in your apps and other places where you sign in with a Microsoft account.

Part I: How to Add Account in Microsoft Account in Windows 8.1/8?

If you need to add web service account in your Microsoft account, note that, the friend's contact information contained in the account can be chosen to be shown in the People and Mail apps. Microsoft won't share information associated with your Microsoft account without your permission.

  • 1. Go to the Microsoft account overview webpage and sign in to your Microsoft account.
  • 2. Click/tap on Permissions.

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  • 3. Click/tap on Add accounts.

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  • 4. Click/tap on the web service account that you want to add. Here we take Facebook for example.

    Note: Under each listed type of web service account, you will see a brief description of where and what you will be able to share with it.

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  • 5. Click/tap on Connect.

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  • 6. This will vary per account, but you will now be asked to sign in to the account you're adding, and to decide which type of information you want to share between your accounts.

    Note: You will be able to make changes to the sharing settings for service accounts at anytime you like after adding them.
  • 7. When finished, click/tap on Done.

Part II: How to Remove Account in Microsoft Account in Windows 8.1/8?

For any reasons, if you want to remove web service account in your Microsoft account, you can achieve it as well. Just keep reading and get all the steps as below.

  • 1. Go to the Microsoft account overview webpage and sign in to your Microsoft account.
  • 2. Click/tap on Permissions.

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  • 3. Click/tap on either Manage accounts or Manage other accounts.

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  • 4. Click/tap on Edit for the web service account you want to remove.

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  • 5. Click/tap on the Remove this connection completely link at the bottom.

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  • 6. Click/tap on Remove to confirm.

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That's all for how to how to add or remove an account in Microsoft account. As for more info about the Microsoft account, you can click here to learn how to get back the forgotten Microsoft account password.

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