WASHINGTON — Microblogging platform Twitter is planning to roll out a feature that will enable its users to sign in to the platform through Google accounts.
Twitter currently gives its users the option of choosing between their email IDs and phone numbers to sign in, followed by a password. But Twitter will soon let users sign in through their Google account, as per a media report.
Reportedly, the feature has already been enabled on Twitter’s beta app for Android users.
The beta version of the Twitter app currently lets users sign in with Google as one of the options, but it is speculated that for the iOS version of the app, an additional option could be added that will let users sign in with Apple accounts.
Twitter has not officially commented on the speculation yet. There is no word on when these new sign-in options will be rolled out to users, but since it is in beta, it might not be too long until users start seeing it on the main app, as per a media report.
“Twitter is working on Google Sign-In integration,” tweeted tech blogger Jane Manchun Wong on June 25.
If a user is already a part of Twitter’s beta program, then an updated version of the Twitter app “v9.3.0-beta.04”, which is rolling out via the Google Play Store, can help enable the feature.
“The one downside to allowing Google sign-in or using another service to sign in to Twitter is the possibility of a data breach on one service which may indirectly impact linked accounts,” a user tweeted.
Users who want to join the Twitter beta cycle can sign up for the tester program. This will provide early access to some of Twitter’s test features.
Twitter has been recently making several changes to the platform. It announced the end of Fleets, its disappearing story feature similar to that of Snapchat and Instagram. The feature will end in August.
“We built Fleets as a lower-pressure, ephemeral way for people to share their fleeting thoughts,” said Ilya Brown, Twitter’s Vice President of product in a blog.
“We hoped Fleets would help more people feel comfortable joining the conversation on Twitter. But, in the time since we introduced Fleets to everyone, we haven’t seen an increase in the number of new people joining the conversation with Fleets as we hoped.”
Twitter also recently announced a new feature that uses security keys as the only method of two-factor authentication on its web and mobile logins to keep accounts protected and secure.
(With inputs from ANI)
(Edited by Abinaya Vijayaraghavan and Praveen Pramod Tewari)
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