GT For Beginners: Set Up Facebook and Twitter Integration on Your iOS Device

Alvaro Bernedo

Social networks are without a doubt one of the most important elements in the lives of many. Facebook and Twitter mainly, have become entire lifestyles, with just about everyone from celebrities and politicians to even your local restaurant using those social platforms in one way or another and from many different devices, including iPhones.

Now, while both Facebook and Twitter apps have been available on the App Store for a while, it wasn’t until iOS 6 that Facebook and Twitter got complete system integration. This unique level of integration allows them to do things that their standalone apps could not.

Here are some examples of what you can do with Facebook and Twitter integration enabled on iOS 6:

Tweet and Post to Facebook right from Notification Center.

Notification Center

Post photos straight to your Facebook wall and to Twitter (Twitter allows only one photo at a time).

Photo Sharing

Share URLs  from Safari.

URL Sharing

Share your location from Maps.

Location Sharing

“Like” apps on the App Store.

App Store Like

Share to Facebook and Twitter right from any third party app that supports it.

Now that you have seen some of the things that you can do with Facebook and Twitter integration on your iPhone running iOS 6, let’s take a look at how to enable this integration.

How to Enable Twitter and Facebook Integration in iOS 6

Step 1: On your iPhone, tap on Settings and scroll down until you find the Facebook and Twitter menus. Tap on any of them.

Twitter and Facebook Settings

Step 2: Regardless if you chose Facebook or Twitter, log in to the service you choose. Then go back one screen, choose the other social service and log in to that one as well.

Twitter Sign In  Facebook Sign In

In addition to the features mentioned above when enabling Facebook and Twitter integration, allowing the apps to also access your Contacts and Calendars keeps your Facebook contacts and events all synced with your iPhone.

Conclusion

Setting up both Facebook and Twitter integration on either your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running iOS 6 is a breeze. However, most people think that all there is to it is downloading the official apps and so, they miss on a lot of what these services’ integration with iOS 6 have to offer. Hopefully, with this tutorial you are now able to use these helpful integration features to their fullest, allowing you to share more than ever.

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Alvaro Bernedo

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Alvaro Bernedo

Contributor at Guiding Tech