Twitter's integration with iOS 5 makes it easy to tweet from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Twitter features are built directly into iOS 5, allowing you to share what you are doing from a number of different apps and locations on your iOS-powered device.
- Sign in once to your Twitter account through settings.
- Once logged in, you can immediately tweet from apps like Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, Maps, or any app that uses single sign on.
It's never been easier to send a Tweet to a friend. Just ﬁnd their name in your Contacts list, and select Tweet. From here, you can also view their Twitter timeline to read their most recent Tweets. And when you're tweeting from an app, your phone's contacts will autocomplete your friends' Twitter usernames.
Sharing's now simpler
iOS 5 lets you tweet directly from your apps. To share from an app, tap Tweet from the list of options. Then just start typing. Share photos, maps, web pages, and videos. You can also use your iPhone, iPod, or iPad's GPS to share your location in a Tweet.
Discover more with apps
The integration goes beyond tweeting. With Apple and Twitter handling all API requests, apps can now easily get all public Twitter information and instantly personalize your experience within the app. When you add a new app to your phone or iPad, your Twitter identity helps the app know who you are. Discover new interests, see what's happening in the world, read and respond to Tweets, follow new accounts, and share straight from your apps.
On your iOS 5-powered device, you will now have a Twitter option in your iPhone, iPod, or iPad's Settings. Selecting this option will allow you to do four things:
- Create a new account on Twitter
- Install the official Twitter application
- Sign in with your Twitter credentials to enable the integration across the iOS
- Synchronize Twitter handles with contacts on your phone
Once you have enabled your device to access your Twitter account, you will see a few options in your mobile device's settings:
- The Find Me by Email option allows people to follow you by searching for your email.
- With the Tweet Location slider, you can tag your Tweets with geo-location data when you tweet from your iPhone.
- Go to your phone's System Settings.
- Tap on Twitter.
- Tap on the account that needs to be removed.
- Select Delete Account.
How to revoke access to the iOS 5 integration from the web:
What do you do if you lose your phone or it gets stolen and you need to revoke your phone's access to your Twitter account? Don't sweat it. You can easily revoke the iOS 5 integration's access to your account from your Application settings on the web.
- Go to your settings.
- Click on the Apps tab.
- Locate the iOS by Apple application and click Revoke access.
- By default, Twitter is enabled in Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, or Maps — you won't need a separate client if you want to tweet your location, share a photo, video, or a web page.
- In each of these applications, hitting the share button will instantly reveal a Tweet button, which will load the Tweet editor.
- When you are finished editing the Tweet, tap Send. You will hear an audible ping letting you know that your message was sent successfully.
- If you tweet a photo from iOS 5, your photo will be posted in your Tweet automatically using Twitter's own photo sharing service (pic.twitter.com).
Check out our Twitter for iPhone troubleshooting and known issues article for answers to common problems.