iOS 6 to feature system wide Facebook integration

facebook integration iOS 6 to feature system wide Facebook integration

According to 9to5mac, Facebook will be integrated into iOS 6 in a system wide fashion, similar to what iOS already has with Twitter.

According to 9to5mac, Facebook will be integrated into iOS 6 in a system wide fashion, similar to what iOS already has with Twitter.

 iOS 6 to feature system wide Facebook integration
Mockup of faceboom sharing in iOS photos application – from 9to5mac

iOS 6 integration with Facebook was reported a few days ago by TechCrunch. This matter has been a topic of interest but doubt for some time, after Apple and Facebook tried to negotiate integration into iOS 4. Those talks fell apart, and while a Facebook application is available in the iOS store, no official integration has ever been made between iOS and Facebook.

But, apparently that is going to change soon. 9to5mac, citing “sources familiar” with the matter, reports that iOS 6 Facebook integration will be very similar to the integration that iOS already has with Twitter. On Apple’s mobile platform, users will be able to set their Facebook login in their account settings. This will then keep them logged in for all applications integrated with Facebook.

Like Twitter, there will be an option to share directly to Facebook from the iOS photos application. Sharing photos will bring up what is being called a “social sheet” by some to post an accompanying status message with what is being shared.

Besides sharing content, Facbook integration in iOS will also be present on the platform's App store. A feature called “App liking” will be available, so that users can tap an actual Facebook “like button” on an application page. The app will then be shared to their Facebook Timeline, with an optional accompanying status message. This will be very useful as a publicity feature to help increase exposure and discoverability for applications.

There has been much talk lately regarding a “Facebook phone”, which many critics have been quick to denounce. It goes without saying that the iPhone is a very popular smartphone. The more phones that can be readily purchased with Facebook support, the less sense the idea of a “Facebook phone” is actually making. 

Source:9to5mac

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