Twitter added the option to ‘Sign in with Apple’ on Monday. This is a privacy feature that lets users hide their email address from the online service. And avoid hassle when signing in.
The social-networking service also implemented support for logging in with Google.
The announcement went out on Twitter, of course:
Sign on with ease and start scrolling your timeline.
Now, when you log in or sign up to join the conversation on Twitter, you have the option to use:
▪️ Your Google Account on the app and on web
▪️ Or your Apple ID on iOS, and soon on web pic.twitter.com/Nf56H1ghmY
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) August 2, 2021
Sign in with Apple — which Twitter is calling Continue with Apple — is currently available for the iOS application. It’s coming “soon” to web sign ins.
This feature was added to iOS 13 way back in 2019. Twitter is a bit late embracing it.
How to use Sign in with Apple
When you use Sign in with Apple, the regular sign-in process for the application or website is bypassed. It’s not necessary to create a new password or even share your email address, as your Apple ID and password take their place.
Once the account has been set up with Apple’s system, it’s possible to use Face ID or Touch ID.
You don’t even have to tell Twitter (or whatever service) your real email. Sign in with Apple is designed to work with Hide My Email.
Someone who already set up a Twitter account the usual way can change to Sign in with Apple, but the original account must have been set up with the same email address as the Apple ID.