One of the features we recently shipped in Windows Live is the ability to link your Windows Live profile to your Flickr account so that whenever you add photos to Flickr they show up on your profile and in the What's New list of members of your network in Windows Live. Below are the steps to adding your Flickr photos to your Windows Live profile.

1. Go to your Windows Live profile at and locate the link to your Web Activities on the bottom left

2. Click the link to add Web Activities which should take you to shown below. Locate Flickr on that page.

3.) Click on the "Add" link for Flickr which should take you to shown below

4.) Click on the link to sign-in to Flickr. This should take you to the Flickr sign-in page shown below (if you aren't signed in)


5.) After signing in, you will need to grant Windows Live access to your Flickr photo stream. Click the "OK I'll Allow It" button shown below

6.) You should then be redirected to Windows Live where you can complete the final step and link both accounts. In addition, you can decide who should able to view your Flickr photos on your Windows Live profile as shown below


7.) After pushing the "Add" button you should end up back on your profile with your Flickr information now visible on it.

A.) People in your network can now see your Flickr updates in various Windows Live applications including Windows Live Messenger as shown below


PS: The same basic set of steps work for adding activities from Twitter, Pandora, StumbleUpon, Flixster, PhotoBucket, Yelp, iLike, blogs hosted on, or from any RSS/Atom feed to your Windows Live profile. Based on announcements at CES yesterday, you'll soon be able to add your activities from Facebook to Windows Live as well.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009 8:17:40 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Dare - any idea if/when What's New will allow more than one Custom Feed to feed into the What's New feed?
Friday, January 9, 2009 11:22:53 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Very nice! Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work for Flickr at the moment. In the last step I get an error message on the "Add Flickr to your profile" page stating "We can't add this right now. Please try again." Trying again doesn't help.

Friday, January 9, 2009 2:58:34 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Can you try again now? There may have been a temporary problem when you tried. I just tried to add a Flickr account now and it worked. If it still doesn't work can you shoot me a mail at dareo AT microsoft

Sunday, January 11, 2009 7:21:15 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Hi Dare,
I'm trying to publish my Google Reader Shared items (thru Custom Blog) and I get page "This page is temporarily unavailable." other atom feeds seem to work okey.

any ideas?
Shay Erlichmen
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