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Twitter's 'Sign in with Apple' testing extends to its iPhone beta, but it doesn't work properly yet

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What you need to know

  • Apple is testing the addition of Sign in with Apple functionality.
  • Users of the latest Twitter for iOS beta can now see the option, but it doesn't work properly yet.

Twitter continues to test the integration of Sign in with Apple, this time adding the feature to its iPhone app for those who are part of its beta program.

The integration of Sign in with Apple was first spotted by researcher Jane Munchen Wong earlier this month — and now it seems the feature has moved on to testing within the iPhone app, too.

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Sign in with Apple allows people to sign up for, and then sign into, services and apps using their Apple ID. That ensures people don't have to create new accounts repeatedly and it also means that no additional passwords are required. Apple can also prevent third parties from having access to a user's email address, too.

However, while the option to sign in using an Apple ID is now part of the last Twitter beta, it doesn't actually work properly yet. As reported by MacRumors, there are still technical issues that need to be ironed out before the feature is ready for primetime.

Currently, with a Twitter account made with Sign in With Apple, it's not possible to change account information such as email and more since the app asks for a password. These are technical loopholes that will get ironed out before Twitter rolls out that feature to all users.

That's why we have betas, folks.

It isn't yet clear how the addition of Sign in with Apple will work with third-party Twitter apps, but they will presumably need to do something to allow the feature to work. Twitter isn't the best iPhone app around, but it's undoubtedly the one most people use when getting their 280-character fix.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.