Twitter log-in through Google, Apple accounts? Just see what may be coming to your smartphone
Twitter shocked us all recently by declaring that it will kill off Fleets. Now it is set to do so again by announcing a link-up with Google and Apple accounts.
Twitter has got into the habit of shocking its users with its actions. This most popular micro-blogging platform recently announced its decision to kill its Instagram Stories-like feature called Fleets. The company has already announced that Fleets will disappear from Twitter’s platform for good starting August 3. Now, as Twitter retires its Fleets, the company has started working on another feature that will make using the platform, or at least logging-in, easier.
Yes, get ready to be shocked. According to a report by 9To5 Google, Twitter has started testing a new feature that will enable users to sign in by using their Google accounts! As of now, users need to add all the basic sign-in details while signing on the platform. But that will change once the company starts using Google as a sign-in option.
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How Twitter log-in via Google account will work: The report says that for users who already have a Twitter account that uses their Gmail IDs, Twitter will automatically log in without requiring the password in case of Android devices. Others, however, will have to wait as there is no way to tie an existing Google account to Twitter yet. When the feature is rolled out, users may get the ability to update their email address on an existing Twitter account in order for the feature to work.
New Twitter account: Users who try to sign-in Twitter using a Google account that is not tied to an existing account will lead to the creation of a new Twitter account with an automatically-generated handle.
Twitter feature availability: That said, this feature is available for download only for beta testers via Google Play Store. Android users can download Twitter beta version v9.3.0-beta.04 to get this feature in their apps.
Twitter takes to Apple: As per a separate report by researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter is working on a similar functionality for Apple. When rolled out, these features will give Twitter users alternative options to sign-in their accounts. All said and done, these features are still in the testing phase and there is no word on when they will be available on the platform.