Twitter’s sign-in process has been updated to allow people to sign in with just one click using their Apple ID or Google account information.
If inputting an extra password to sign in to Twitter is too much for your thumb, you’ll be happy to know that you can now sign in with your Apple ID or Google account.
Twitter Introduces Apple ID and Google Account Sign-In
Twitter has thrown caution to the wind by allowing users to check in with their Apple ID or Google account details. So, if you want to remember one less password, you may use these alternate methods to access the popular social media platform.
The added feature was introduced by TwitterSupport. According to the post, Twitter users can now “sign on with ease and start scrolling [their] timeline,” and those logging in or signing up can use a Google Account on the app and in a web browser, as well as an Apple ID on iOS, with browser access to follow.
Is it safe to sign in to Twitter using an Apple ID or a Google account?
That depends on your point of view. There has been a lot of speculation in recent years that single-sign-on choices aren’t all that secure.
To elaborate, these sign-in methods may be convenient because they do not require you to remember a large number of passwords. However, because many users reuse their passwords across websites, this might be an issue if a recycled password gets hacked on one of your favorite sites. It essentially gives hackers or phishers access to all of your other password-protected services.
Single-sign-in, on the other hand, shouldn’t be a problem if you use a different password for each page you visit. Particularly with your Google account, which lets you view and change compromised passwords with a single click.
However, if you truly want to keep your information as safe as possible, we strongly advise you to use a password manager such as LastPass or 1 Password.
Will You Use Twitter’s New Sign-In Feature?
As you can see, the new login and sign-up methods have both advantages and disadvantages. It is entirely up to you how you sign in to Twitter or how you join up, but you should always be mindful of how secure your information is, use strong passwords, and use a password manager to keep your logins secure.