How to Upgrade or go back from Hotmail to Outlook.com

If you use Hotmail, you can easily upgrade to Outlook.com and get the great new Outlook features—all while keeping your current address, contact list, and settings.

In the top right of your Hotmail inbox, click on Options and then Upgrade. You’ll be instantly taken to your Outlook.com inbox with all of your current settings intact.

how to go back to hotmail from outlookSteps for how to upgrade your existing Hotmail account to Outlook.com:

  1. Login to your Hotmail/Live account,
  2. Go to your inbox (if you’re not already taken there),
  3. Click on “Options” up in the top right hand corner of the Hotmail screen (under your name and to the left of the help icon) and click “Upgrade to outlook.com”,
  4. Click the “Upgrade to Outlook” button on the next screen,
  5. Enjoy the new layout.

Steps for how to go back to Hotmail form Outlook.com:

  1. Login to your Hotmail/Live account,
  2. Go to your inbox (if you’re not already taken there),
  3. Click on the cog up in the top right hand corner to the left of your name and click “Switch back to Hotmail”,
  4. Click the “Skip feedback” button on the next screen (unless you want to provide feedback),
  5. You’re back to Hotmail.
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