Use Facebook, Twitter, and other social network accounts with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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

With your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can connect directly to your social network accounts, allowing you to post and share content from nearly anywhere. There's built-in support for these social networks:

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

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

Add your accounts

You can add your account in Settings:

You'll see Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo after you turn on a Chinese-language keyboard in Settings > General > Keyboards.

Here's what you can do:

  Post and
share
Share links
in Safari
Update
contacts
Sync
calendars
Like apps
and songs
What you need
Facebook   iOS 6 or later
Twitter     iOS 5 or later
Flickr         iOS 7 or later
Vimeo  ✓         iOS 7 or later
Sina Weibo     iOS 6 or later
Tencent Weibo         iOS 7 or later

Post and share

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

Update contacts

You can update your contacts with Facebook, Twitter, and Sina Weibo information and photos by selecting the account in Settings and tapping Update All Contacts. iOS matches contacts using email addresses, and updates contact cards 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. After adding your account, you can turn the feature on in Settings > Facebook.

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