Now you can chat in Hotmail with your Facebook as well as Windows Live friends. This feature of chatting within the mail box was introduced by Google when they integrated GTalk with Gmail. But Microsoft has gone a step further by integrating Windows Live as well as Facebook chatting features.
Chat in Hotmail with your Facebook friends feature was introduced a little while ago and was only restricted to the Hotmail users of six specific regions. But now it’s available everywhere for all the Hotmail users.
The statistics released by Microsoft about the usage of this feature are interesting. Two weeks after the release of this feature to Windows Live Messenger, 2.5 million more people connected their Facebook account to Windows Live Messenger and now it has been released to the Hotmail customers. It is expected that this feature will be used by 3 out of every 4 customers who use Facebook.
To integrate Facebook chat in Hotmail, you will need to connect your Facebook account to Windows Live and make sure the “Chat with my Facebook friends in Messenger” box is checked. After you have integrated both the accounts, you can just click on any Facebook contact to start chatting right within Hotmail.