In iOS 11, Apple has eliminated built-in integration with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo, a feature that allowed users to store their account information and access it within third-party apps that needed to use those services.

The Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo options have been removed in the Settings app, and according to Axios, the four apps will now be treated like other apps, using the iOS sharing extensions that were introduced back in 2014 with iOS 8.

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iOS 10 left, iOS 11 right

Rather than continue to add support for different social services, Apple went with a different approach, adding sharing extensions with iOS 8 in 2014. Until now, it has maintained the single sign-on for Twitter and Facebook in addition to supporting the sharing extensions for a wider range of apps.

Direct sign-in options were first introduced in iOS in 2011. Twitter integration was made available in 2011, while Facebook integration came in 2012. Support for Flickr and Vimeo was added in 2013 with iOS 7.

Top Rated Comments

Asarien Avatar
65 months ago
Everyone needs to delete their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
seanmcbay Avatar
65 months ago
Everyone needs to delete their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Some of us have friends so it's not that easy.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
psimac Avatar
65 months ago
I applaud this move. Nothing worse than these integrations when Facebook decides to update all of your contacts.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
konqerror Avatar
65 months ago
Write them a letter, call them on the phone, text or simply FaceTime them. Quality communication is more effective than passively double-tapping a context-less photo.
Both of them are impersonal methods of communication invented only in the 19th and 20th centuries and highly dependent on technology. The only way to communicate is to travel to them. On a horse. Bah humbug.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The_Martini_Cat Avatar
65 months ago
I always wondered why they did that integration in the first place.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Asarien Avatar
65 months ago
Some of us have friends so it's not that easy.
Write them a letter, call them on the phone, text or simply FaceTime them. Quality communication is more effective than passively double-tapping a context-less photo.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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