How to quickly update your Twitter and Facebook status from Notification Center on iPhone and iPad

Note: Apple has removed this feature with iOS 7.

With iOS 6 you can send a tweet to Twitter or post to Facebook right from Notification Center. Whether you're using the new iPhone 5, or a newly updated iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, the Share Widget makes Twitter and Facebook buttons only a swipe away.

How to enable the Share Widget

If the Facebook and Twitter buttons aren't already in your Notification Center, you'll need to enable the Share Widget.

  1. Launch Settings from your iPhone or iPad Home screen.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. iphone settings panel
  4. Scroll down and tap on the Share Widget.
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  6. Make sure that the option for it to appear in Notification Center is On.

Now the Share Widget should appear in Notification Center. And if it's not exactly where you want it, you can also change where it appears.

How to quickly update Twitter from Notification Center

  1. Swipe down from the status bar at the top of your screen to pull down Notification Center.
  2. Tap on the Twitter button to open the Twitter Share Sheet.
  3. nc share widget
  4. Tap the From: field to switch between multiple accounts.
  5. Type in the tweet you want to send.
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  7. Tap Add Location to include your current location.
  8. Tap Send

How to quickly update Facebook from Notification Center

  1. Swipe down from the status bar at the top of your screen to pull down Notification Center.
  2. Tap on the Facebook button to open the Facebook Share Sheet.
  3. nc share widget
  4. Type in the status you want to post.
  5. Tap friends to restrict the post to certain audiences (i.e. friends, only me, friends of friends, your local area, groups you belong to, etc.).
  6. Tap Send

Rene Ritchie contributed to this guide.

How to get more help with Notification Center

If you need more help setting up, using, or trouble-shooting Notification Center on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac, head on over to our iOS forum and ask away!