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

Learn more about the social networks and features that you can use on your iOS devices.

You can connect your social media accounts to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. After you connect your accounts and devices, you can post and share content, and update and sync your contacts and calendars. 

With iOS, there’s built-in support for these social networks:

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

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

Add your accounts

On your iOS device, go to Settings and tap the icon for the social network you want to add. If you have it installed, just sign in. Or you’ll need to install the app, then sign in.

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

Post and share

You can post and share content to your social media accounts directly from within Safari, Photos, and other apps. Just tap   to share with your networks.

Update contacts

You can update your contacts with Facebook, Twitter, and Sina Weibo information and photos.

Go to Settings, tap the social media app you want to update, then tap Update All Contacts. iOS matches your contacts using email addresses, and updates contact cards with user names and photos.

Sync contacts and calendars

With iOS, you can sync your Facebook contacts and calendars with your device. This feature is off by default. After you add your social media account, you can turn on the feature in Settings > Facebook.

Once you connect your social media accounts to your device, here’s what you can do and what you'll need:


  • Post and share
  • Share links in Safari
  • Update contacts
  • Sync calendars
  • Like apps and songs


  • Post and share
  • Share links in Safari
  • Update contacts


  • Post and share


  • Post and share

Sina Weibo

  • Post and share
  • Share links in Safari
  • Update contacts

Tencent Weibo

  • Post and share
  • Share links in Safari




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