iOS: Using Facebook, Twitter, and other social network accounts

Learn more about the built-in support for popular social network services.

With iOS, you can connect directly to your social network accounts, allowing you to post and share content from nearly anywhere. iOS provides integrated support for:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Vimeo
  • Sina Weibo
  • Tencent Weibo

You can also access social networks through Safari and relevant iOS apps.

Add your accounts

You can add your account in Settings:

After adding your account, you can configure additional settings or download the official iOS app for that service.

Available features

Once you've connected to your account in Settings, you can do the following:

Facebook   Requires iOS 6 or later
Twitter     Requires iOS 5 or later
Flickr         Requires iOS 7 or later
Vimeo  ✓         Requires iOS 7 or later
Sina Weibo     Requires iOS 6 or later
Tencent Weibo         Requires iOS 7 or later

Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo are available when you enable a Chinese-language keyboard in Settings > General > Keyboards.

Post and share

You can post directly from within Safari, Photos, and other apps by tapping the icon.

Update contacts

You can update your existing contacts with Facebook, Twitter, and Sina Weibo information and photos, by selecting the account in Settings and tapping Update All Contacts. Contacts are matched using email addresses, and contact cards are updated with user names and photos.

Sync contacts and calendars

iOS can sync your Facebook contacts and calendars with your device. This feature is off by default, but you can enable it in Settings > Facebook after adding your account.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
Last Modified: Aug 26, 2014
  • Last Modified: Aug 26, 2014
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