macOS Mojave Removes Integration With Third-Party Internet Accounts Like Twitter and Facebook

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When Apple released iOS 11, the company removed built-in integration with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo, a feature that allowed iPhone and iPad users to store their third-party account information and access it within apps that needed to use those services.

The equivalent integration remains in macOS High Sierra, but Reddit user Marc1199 has noted that Apple appears to have removed support for third-party accounts completely in macOS 10.14 Mojave.

Image via Reddit user Marc119

The image above shows the Internet Accounts preference pane in Mojave, with a distinct lack of OS login options for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Vimeo.

The removal means that third-party sharing options previously available in Notification Center and other native apps are no longer be available, at least in the latest beta of Apple's new macOS.

Dropping support for third-party social network accounts fits into Apple's vision of enhanced privacy protections in macOS 11.14 and iOS 12, both due to release in the fall. In the meantime, users running macOS High Sierra can remove lingering third-party accounts from their Macs with the help of our how-to guide.

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29 months ago
Good, I hate social media
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29 months ago

Good, I hate social media

I love when people post comments like this… on social media platforms.
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29 months ago
Facebook integration stopped working on my MBP running High Sierra 10.13.4 few weeks ago. It was requesting password via notifications all the time and when correct password is entered it displayed something like incorrect password. I have deleted Facebook integration because of this strange behavior as it was quite annoying.

So in Mojave Apple resolved my issue by not giving me option to integrate with FB at all lol
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29 months ago
I would rather have an option...
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29 months ago
I know privacy is their concern. Although I have no use for those services. They were completely optional. I don’t see a reason to drop easy automated integration. Just add a new warning like when using downloaded apps.

Which by the way I hate that they require an override. That requires accessing the security pane. Whose button you can’t click via some VPN apps. Makes remote IT support a pain.
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29 months ago

I love when people post comments like this… on social media platforms.

This isn't social media, it's a web site which also happens to have a forum for social discussion. The format and presentation between the two are distinctly different.

That and MacRumors doesn't follow me around the web everywhere I go.
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