Apple, like other technology companies, also offers its login system for third-party apps and services, launched in 2019 as a secure, tracker-free alternative to third-party platform login.
We’re slowly seeing more third-party platforms adopting Apple’s secure login system, and now it’s starting to become available on Twitter’s mobile app for iOS.
Twitter’s new option for those who already have Apple ID and wish to use it
That said, for now, the use of this login system is only allowed for new accounts that are created in the application, since Twitter has not yet implemented the ability for users to update their existing accounts to link them to their Apple accounts, although this possibility is also part of the capabilities of the login system of the company of the bitten apple.
Twitter notes in an announcement that support for login with Apple accounts will be extended to the web version in the future. At the moment it is not known if it will also bring it to the Android platform.
The most interesting thing in this regard is that users using Apple’s login system will be required to use two-factor authentication using their user ID on the device.
The launch of this feature officially comes a month after the feature has been in beta, as researcher Jane Manchun Wong discovered at the time.
And no, Apple IDs are no longer exclusive to users who use the company’s devices, since any user who wants it, can have theirs and access some of the company’s cloud services, such as Apple TV+ or iCloud Drive, for example.
In this way, if any user already uses the content streaming platform, having their corresponding Apple ID, from now on they will also be able to use it to create secure accounts on Twitter.
The login via Apple ID is in addition to the login with Google accounts and the possibility of having a separate user account on Twitter for iOS.
It will be up to users to choose the option that best suits their preferences when participating in Twitter.