While the new iOS 11 beta giveth, it also taketh away, as Apple has removed some core social network integration from the new mobile operating system.
End of an era pic.twitter.com/YL9fNt38xA
— Sean Cook (@theSeanCook) June 5, 2017
First noticed by venture capitalist Sean Cook shortly after the first iOS 11 beta was released for developer testing on Monday, Apple has apparently removed iOS Settings integration with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Vimeo. Axios later confirmed the elimination of services.
In note accompanying the beta release of iOS 11, Apple notes it is no longer allowing third-party social media apps to have access to stored account credentials.
“Social accounts have been removed from Settings iOS 11. Third-party apps no longer have access to those signed-in accounts,” Apple says.
Apple first began social network integration in iOS back in 2011 when it included Twitter integration. Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo integration followed in later versions of Apple’s mobile OS.
iOS users were previously allowed to provide their social media login credentials in iOS Settings, and those credentials would be used to login to third-party apps and services that offered logins via Twitter, Facebook, or other social networks. With the feature disabled, users may have to use a different methods to login with their social networking credentials.
It should be noted that this is the first beta of iOS 11, and things can change greatly between now and September, when the upcoming operating system is expected to be released to the public.
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