Windows 8 Facebook Photo Cover tool available to customise a start screen

Just bought a new Windows 8 machine? Excited by the start screen tiles and are an active Facebook user? Microsoft has a tool that enables one to create personalised Windows 8 start screen cover photos, using contact photos and other personal content from a connected account.

Once everything is in order, users are able to choose from a range of colours and then changes a number of tiles to choose different options and manipulate the end result. The best part about the tool is that each and every Facebook user can create a different image to use on their profile.

Please note that by using the service you are allowing Microsoft to access your profile to extract personal details. Have you used the Windows 8 tool? Be sure to show off what you managed to achieve in the comments.

Source: Facebook (Windows 8 Cover Photo App)

Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.