Twitter has launched third-party login help, letting customers create accounts and log in to the social community with their Apple or Google accounts (through 9to5Mac). Twitter additionally permits you to hyperlink your present account with an Apple or Google one, so long as the emails are the identical.

The function reportedly confirmed up within the Twitter beta final month, however now it seems to be extra extensively accessible. I used to be capable of arrange a Twitter account utilizing my Apple account, and the method was like a extra streamlined model of the common signup course of — there have been no emails or passwords to take care of, and when signing in with Google, it even introduced over the profile image I take advantage of for my Google account.

In the mean time, the sign-in expertise isn’t common. Signing in with Google is feasible on iOS, Android, and Internet, however doing so with Apple is presently iOS-only (although internet help is coming quickly, in keeping with Twitter Help). The present model of the Twitter for Mac desktop app doesn’t appear to help both login methodology.

On Android, signing into an account created with Apple doesn’t seem like doable — the Proceed with Apple button isn’t there, and utilizing the standard Twitter sign-on with my Apple ID password didn’t appear to work.

What’s extra, you don’t appear to have the ability to change your password after you’ve created your account with an Apple login, because the web page asks on your present password. A Twitter help web page does point out the flexibility to disconnect your Apple or Google account, but it surely’s web-only, which Apple customers can’t log into but. (Google customers can carry out a password reset after disconnecting their accounts.) We’ve reached out to Twitter to make clear whether or not this course of ought to work, if it’s completed by different means, or if it’s presently not doable.

It’s seemingly no accident that Register with Google and Register with Apple are launching on the identical time — Apple’s App Retailer pointers require apps to incorporate Apple as an possibility if the app permits some other third-party logins.

Correction: A earlier model of this text acknowledged that present accounts couldn’t be linked with Apple or Google accounts. We remorse the error.

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