Microsoft talks about Windows Phone 7 Mango Twitter and LinkedIn integration

The upcoming Mango update for Windows Phone 7 users will have a large number of new features and improvements. This week Microsoft updated its official YouTube channel for Windows Phone 7 that goes over a number of those new Mango features and updates. One of the videos shows how the Mango update will add Twitter and LinkedIn integration directly into Windows Phone 7.

The YouTube video, shown below, is narrated by Stuart Bottom, the program manager for the Windows Phone's Communications Group. He states that both the 140 character Twitter site and the business oriented LinkedIn service will be added to the People section of Windows Phone 7 in the Mango update. Windows Phone 7 users already have integrated Facebook and Windows Live features.

Bottom says that under the Mango update users will be able to "tweet" directly from Windows Phone 7's Mango version along with the other social networks that are supported. If you are a person who uses all of the social networks that the Mango update will add you may get flooded with messages from all four networks. In that case the video shows that you will be able to filter news results inside Windows Phone 7 with the new Mango Update. The main Windows Phone 7 screen will also have a way for users to be notified if a "tweet" mentions their name or if a Facebook photo has been tagged with your name or even if someone writes on your Facebook wall.

While Microsoft has yet to give a concrete release date for the Mango update rumors have the first Mango-based phone to be released in mid-August.

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While Microsoft are ahead of the competition with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn integration, they need to continue along that path and consider some deep Google+ integration. Even though Microsoft compete with Google in other markets, Google+ cannot be ignored because many of us deem it better than Twitter (and even better than Facebook in many ways). If Google+ becomes very popular and Microsoft decide not to integrate Google+ with the operating system in a similar way to this, they could end up alienating some of us Windows Phone users.

Callum said,
While Microsoft are ahead of the competition with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn integration, they need to continue along that path and consider some deep Google+ integration. Even though Microsoft compete with Google in other markets, Google+ cannot be ignored because many of us deem it better than Twitter (and even better than Facebook in many ways). If Google+ becomes very popular and Microsoft decide not to integrate Google+ with the operating system in a similar way to this, they could end up alienating some of us Windows Phone users.

Whereas I fully understand your logic here, Google+ has just arrived and already you expect it to be integrated and assume MS may dismiss the social program. I am more excited to see that MS is putting so much effort into improving the mobile OS. I understand that your fears have a basis, but I would not assume MS would ignore any potential users. Moreover, I do not think Google+ is going to kill off Facebook anytime soon.

Callum said,
While Microsoft are ahead of the competition with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn integration, they need to continue along that path and consider some deep Google+ integration. Even though Microsoft compete with Google in other markets, Google+ cannot be ignored because many of us deem it better than Twitter (and even better than Facebook in many ways). If Google+ becomes very popular and Microsoft decide not to integrate Google+ with the operating system in a similar way to this, they could end up alienating some of us Windows Phone users.

Google would just block them from integrating, just like they're doing with YouTube.

Callum said,
While Microsoft are ahead of the competition with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn integration, they need to continue along that path and consider some deep Google+ integration. Even though Microsoft compete with Google in other markets, Google+ cannot be ignored because many of us deem it better than Twitter (and even better than Facebook in many ways). If Google+ becomes very popular and Microsoft decide not to integrate Google+ with the operating system in a similar way to this, they could end up alienating some of us Windows Phone users.

Google+ hasn't even been launched for a full month and you already want Microsoft to fully embrace the service?! Facebook and Twitter will remain the top dog in the social space for a long time. People seem to be suffering from selective memory and think Google+ is going to have an actual impact on the social space, Google Wave and Google Buzz anyone?

grewnd33 said,

Whereas I fully understand your logic here, Google+ has just arrived and already you expect it to be integrated and assume MS may dismiss the social program. I am more excited to see that MS is putting so much effort into improving the mobile OS. I understand that your fears have a basis, but I would not assume MS would ignore any potential users. Moreover, I do not think Google+ is going to kill off Facebook anytime soon.

I did not say I expect it to be integrated, and I did not assume Microsoft would dismiss it. I said Microsoft should "consider some deep Google+ integration." I used the word 'consider' for a reason. Furthermore, I expressed concern they would dismiss it, but was careful not to assume. That's why I used the word 'If'.

I also doubt it will kill off Facebook any time soon, but I do believe it has the potential to become more popular than Twitter, and perhaps eventually more popular than Facebook.

SoyoS said,

Google+ hasn't even been launched for a full month and you already want Microsoft to fully embrace the service?! Facebook and Twitter will remain the top dog in the social space for a long time. People seem to be suffering from selective memory and think Google+ is going to have an actual impact on the social space, Google Wave and Google Buzz anyone?

Why do some people not understand my posts? I said Microsoft should consider some deep Google+ integration. 'Consider' hardly means 'fully embrace'. By 'consider', I mean they should start thinking about how it could be integrated if it becomes popular. Google+ integration would take more consideration than Twitter integration due to Google+'s features, and it might take more consideration than Facebook integration due to how Google+ uses Circles (They wouldn't be able to integrate Google+ well without considering Circles). If they care about what some of us users want, Microsoft won't want to be late to the game with Google+ integration if Google+ does become very popular. Twitter became popular very quickly, and Google+ could.

wixostrix said,

Google would just block them from integrating, just like they're doing with YouTube.


That is possible. I suppose that's something Microsoft would have to confirm wouldn't happen before they opted to go ahead with such integration. If Google does do that, it would show they don't care about their users. I would hope Google would understand that some of their users prefer Windows Phone to Android.

Callum said,

Why do some people not read my posts properly? I said Microsoft should consider some deep Google+ integration. Consider hardly means fully embrace. By consider, I mean start thinking about how it could be integrated if it becomes popular. Google+ integration would take a lot more consideration than Twitter integration due to Google+'s features, and it might take more consideration than Facebook integration due to how Google+ uses Circles. By 'consider', I mean Microsoft should spend a little amount of time every now and then thinking about how Google+ integration could work. They won't want to be late to the game with Google+ integration if Google+ does become very popular, if they care about what some of us users want. Twitter become popular very quickly, and it's likely Google+ could.

Nicely spun. Either way Google+ won't build up enough of a market share to need to be considered for anything, it will continue to be used by those familiar in tech until it's either killed off or it actually does something new and innovates the market.

SoyoS said,

Nicely spun. Either way Google+ won't build up enough of a market share to need to be considered for anything, it will continue to be used by those familiar in tech until it's either killed off or it actually does something new and innovates the market.

Now who's assuming? I believe Google+ is better than Twitter and Facebook in many ways, and both of those services have become popular, so I believe it's likely Google+ can become popular. Google just need to convince some people that it has a legitimate place in the social networking arena. Seeing as the majority of people use Google Search and the black bar is ever-present on the search engine, it's likely these people will use Google+ more than they expect; the black bar will show when they have new notifications and things when they're not even using Google+.

By the way, I didn't spin anything; it's what my post said

KingCrimson said,

I see antitrust issues with that.


Yep, hence why Microsoft have put into a complaint to the EU, and I think US if I recall correctly.

Callum said,
While Microsoft are ahead of the competition with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn integration, they need to continue along that path and consider some deep Google+ integration. Even though Microsoft compete with Google in other markets, Google+ cannot be ignored because many of us deem it better than Twitter (and even better than Facebook in many ways). If Google+ becomes very popular and Microsoft decide not to integrate Google+ with the operating system in a similar way to this, they could end up alienating some of us Windows Phone users.

Like everyone else said, it's so early to judge about Google+. It's nice to see some new competition that really provides a different take on social networking, along with a horde of dedicated fans extolling it to others, but even though Google+ has had much hype and the user count too, it doesn't mean it might not fail like previous Google attempts.

I've already heard some people gave it a try, but quit when they couldn't get a significant number of friends involved. Nor do they care to add random people either. Facebook/Twitter could always eventually roll in similar functionality as well.

Really like how you can do it all from the OS now and go less into apps to do simple things like reply to a wall post and the like... I was aware there adding it all in one place.. Did not know you could filter it though.. It all seems to be going in the right direction in my view...

Call me old fashioned.. But I would never want my phone to be integrated with facebook, twitter, linkedin or any other networking website. I would instead prefer non-integrated standalone apps.. Besides de-integrating when I change my mind is usually messy..

raghavny80 said,
Call me old fashioned.. But I would never want my phone to be integrated with facebook, twitter, linkedin or any other networking website. I would instead prefer non-integrated standalone apps..

Download the apps then, you aren't forced into using these services.

raghavny80 said,
Call me old fashioned.. But I would never want my phone to be integrated with facebook, twitter, linkedin or any other networking website. I would instead prefer non-integrated standalone apps

OK then, dont add your account info to the social hub, just install the apps - there fixed.

raghavny80 said,
Besides de-integrating when I change my mind is usually messy..

No, no it is not, you can remove them at any time, the only one that matters really is the windows live account which is used for syncing content and is kind of important if you want to use the cloud features/find my phone etc.

None of this is forced onto you, its an option if you want to use it and most will want to use it. even when using them you can still use the apps instead - its just an nice extra and has a better notification system than the apps.

duddit2 said,

OK then, dont add your account info to the social hub, just install the apps - there fixed.

No, no it is not, you can remove them at any time, the only one that matters really is the windows live account which is used for syncing content and is kind of important if you want to use the cloud features/find my phone etc.

None of this is forced onto you, its an option if you want to use it and most will want to use it. even when using them you can still use the apps instead - its just an nice extra and has a better notification system than the apps.

Ahhh that's good to know, i am not crazy about these social networking intergration/apps as well.

SoyoS said,
This news is sooo old, John if you know nothing about a topic then STOP writing about it!

The videos were released this week. This article is specifically about the videos, and in particular one of those videos. . . . Perhaps you should read articles before you complain about them?

bdsams said,
The title doesnt say, exclusive new news...the video is new

Both the title and post have been edited.

Callum said,

The videos were released this week. This article is specifically about the videos, and in particular one of those videos. . . . Perhaps you should read articles before you complain about them?

I did read the article, it's has been edited. Perhaps you should get some editors to go over these articles before they go live?

bdsams said,
The title was altered slightly, the content was not.

The original title was "Windows Phone 7 Mango Twitter and LinkedIn Integration Revealed". Not really a "slight" edit now is it?

SoyoS said,

The original title was "Windows Phone 7 Mango Twitter and LinkedIn Integration Revealed". Not really a "slight" edit now is it?

So the content was not edited then, just the title?

Callum said,

So the content was not edited then, just the title?

So says Brad and I've no reason not to trust him.

SoyoS said,
So says Brad and I've no reason not to trust him.
If you are a grammar guru and so savvy in the news space why not start writing here and show them "how it's done" rather than being a backseat driver, arm chair quarterback or any other analogy that fits?

zeke009 said,
If you are a grammar guru and so savvy in the news space why not start writing here and show them "how it's done" rather than being a backseat driver, arm chair quarterback or any other analogy that fits?

I already have a job so that wouldn't be possible, and also I'm not the most impartial person around.

This same video is being posted all around the web, clearly there is something new to it, despite you claiming otherwise...

bdsams said,
This same video is being posted all around the web, clearly there is something new to it, despite you claiming otherwise...
I never said the video wasn't new, I said saying that it was the first time Microsoft revealed Twitter and LinkedIn integration was wrong.

Quit getting all butthurt about it and accept that a mistake was made and move on, twisting my words or getting all pedantic about it isn't the solution.

SoyoS said,

The original title was "Windows Phone 7 Mango Twitter and LinkedIn Integration Revealed". Not really a "slight" edit now is it?
This proves Soyos point! You can't logically say their wasn't a point in his first post. The original title implied it was something 'brand new', and not something known. And the fact, that you did actually altered the title goes against you.

He was rude, but he was right too.