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How to turn on One-click Communication in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Communicating with coworkers and friends just got easier in Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update. Here's how to take advantage of the new One-click Communication feature.

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update makes it easy to communicate with those you talk to the most. Whether it's an email, Skype, or another supported app, it's dead simple to add up to three contacts right to your taskbar.

Take a look toward the bottom right of your taskbar and you'll see a small image of two generic silhouettes—that's the People window. Click on it and you'll see two tabs: People and Apps.

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The People tab will show all the contacts associated with your Microsoft ID. Clicking on one of them will add them to the taskbar (you can add a maximum of three people). The Apps tab will show you all the apps you have installed that will work with One-click Communication.

Once a person is added to the taskbar, simply click on their picture and a window will pop up where you can choose how to communicate. Click on your choice to start a new email, make a Skype call, or start another form of communication.

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Clicking on one of your pinned contacts brings up messaging options for that person.

Image: Microsoft

About Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.

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