Being active on social media while on the go is Microsoft’s primary goal with Windows Phone, and Messenger and Facebook Chat give owners the ability to connect with contacts through the social network and the popular instant messaging service. What’s great about these features is that they’re integrated into the operating system. Switching between text, messenger and facebook can be achieved in the conversation itself with zero apps.

The only problem with this kind of integration is actually getting everything set up — it’s not as easy as you’d like to believe (no click here). Messenger automatically connects and is ready to launch after you’ve added a Live ID in the step-by-step guide to setting up Windows Phone, but you’ll need to sign in to your Live account and set up Facebook Connect through a web browser to activate Facebook Chat. , as well as adding your Facebook account to your phone. Simply connecting a Facebook account to a Windows Phone only triggers social integration for the People hub and the Me element. Too much, too fast?

Read our full tutorial on Facebook Chat and Messenger for Windows Phone….