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.

  • This is awesome...
    Wait what? When it randomly chooses a friends photo for one of the tiles, you only get a choice of 5 to change it to...I don't want any of these people on my cover photo.
  • Yeah I just realised there's a slight flaw in the tool that it only chooses a handful of contacts...
  • I have to admit I'm really confused as to what this actually does.
  • Creates a facebook cover photo in the style of Windows 8 modern UI.
  • Oh, so it just generates a picture for your timeline page?  Got it.  I thought it modified your Win8 start screen somehow.
  • Restrictions like WP FTW!
  • Sooo... Where is the tool?
  • The source link of this article...
  • Oh go to the URL in the screenshot
  • Tills is bull shit. Drop the damn fb app and cut the shit and save these stupid ass post. Where's the damn app at.. I don't use fb apps..
  • I think you have completely misunderstood the purpose of the tool we featured in this article. If you don't use Facebook apps, why are you reading an article about a Facebook app?
  • Stupid comment
  • This is a nice app, but they take only your first and last name for the login part.
    In many places, people use first name and two last names. In my case, it is choosing my second last name and as last name. I guess I will not be using it until they change that.
  • Awesome!!