Outlook.com is the latest webmail avatar of Hotmail from Microsoft. The giant has upgraded Hotmail to Outlook.com with lots of features and utilities. If you want to try out the new Outlook.com look and features, you can upgrade to it in a few simple steps without changing your email address, password, contacts etc. Everything will remain the same what was there in Hotmail. There is now much more space, neatness and cleanness and lot more to explore which was missing in Hotmail. You can upgrade to Outlook.com from within your Hotmail account or from the Outlook.com website. Both the methods are explained below, check them out:
1. Open your web browser and log in to your Hotmail account (webmail). When logged in, click the Options button beside the (?) button at the upper right hand corner and select Upgrade to Outlook.com from the drop-down menu.
2. You will see a pre-upgrade notification showing features of Outlook.com. Click the Upgrade to Outlook button to instantly upgrade and start using Metro-style features. Else you can click the Maybe Later button to upgrade later. Once you click the Upgrade to Outlook button, your Hotmail account will be upgraded and you will see a new Outlook.com account. Start exploring as much as you can with this new Outlook avatar.
3. Another method of upgrading to Outlook.com is from the outlook.com website. Open your web browser and visit the outlook.com website (prefix http:// before it). When prompted, sign in with your existing Hotmail account and follow the on-screen prompts.
4. You need not create a new email account on the Outlook.com website. Simply log in with your existing Hotmail account and you are done. Now that you have upgraded to Outlook.com, you can check your emails, connect to your Facebook, Twitter or other friends etc.
5. If you ever want to switch back to your old Hotmail account, click the Cog button in the upper right hand corner and select Switch back to Hotmail. Microsoft will ask you for a feedback either provide it or click the Skip Feedback button. That’s it and you will return to your old Hotmail interface.