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Pin things to Start

You can pin just about anything you want to Start�apps, albums, map locations, favorite websites, OneNote notes, contacts, and a lot more. When you pin a contact to Start, you'll get all of that person's feed updates right from their Tile, and you can call them with just two taps.

To pin a contact or Group

  1. On Start Start button, tap People People Tile, and then flick to All.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Tap and hold the contact or Group you want to pin, and then tap Pin to start.
    • Tap the contact or Group you want to pin, and then tap Pin Pin icon.

To pin an app

  • In the App list, tap and hold the app you want to pin, and then tap Pin to start.

To pin a game

  1. In the App list, tap Games Games icon.

  2. Tap and hold the game you want to pin, and then tap Pin to start.

To pin a website

  1. In Internet Explorer Internet Explorer Start icon, open the website you want to pin.

  2. Tap More More icon, and then tap Pin to start.

To pin a map location

  1. In the App list, tap Maps Maps icon.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Tap Search Search icon, type the location you want to find, tap the flag that identifies the location, and then tap Pin Pin icon.
    • Tap More More icon, tap Favorite places, tap a location you've saved to your favorites, and then tap Pin Pin icon.

To pin an album, playlist, artist, or genre

  1. In the App list, tap Music + Videos Music + Videos icon.

  2. Under Collection, tap Music.

  3. Flick to Artists, Albums, Playlists, or Genres.

  4. Tap and hold the artist, album, playlist, or genre, and then tap Pin to start.

To pin your Favorites photo album

  1. On Start Start button, tap Photos Photos icon.

  2. Flick to Favorites, tap More More icon, and then tap Pin to start.

To pin any other photo album

  1. On Start Start button, tap Photos Photos icon > Albums.

  2. Tap and hold the album you want to pin, and then tap Pin to start.

To pin an Office document or place

  1. In the App list, tap Office Office icon.

  2. Tap and hold a document or place, and then tap Pin to start.

To pin a OneNote note

  1. In the App list, tap OneNote Office icon.

  2. Tap and hold the note you want to pin, and then tap Pin to start.

To pin a folder from an email inbox

  1. Open the account that has the folder you want to pin.

  2. Tap More More icon > Folders.

  3. Tap Show all folders, tap and hold a folder, and then tap Pin to start.

Tips

  • If you'd like to move a Tile somewhere else on Start, tap and hold the Tile, and then move it wherever you'd like.
  • To remove a Tile, tap and hold it, and then tap Unpin Unpin icon.
  • To resize a Tile, tap and hold it, and then tap Resize Resize icon until the Tile changes to the size you want.

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