Friday, October 14, 2011
How To Integrate iOS5 With Facebook
The new software release (iOS 5) makes it dead easy to tweet almost anything from almost anywhere inside of your iPhone/Pad.
Luckily, there are two pretty easy workarounds to use this "Tweet" button to post to Facebook. Neither are perfect, but both work really well.
Option 1: If You Don't Currently Have A Twitter Account
Well, you're going to need one, so go sign up for one.
Then on Twitter, go to your Settings > Profile. At the bottom you'll be able to connect Twitter with your Facebook account.
Once you've connected the two, again from Settings > Profile, simply check "Post your Tweets to Facebook" and you're good go to!
If you don't want every tweet going to Facebook, choose Option 2 instead...
Option 2: If You Already Tweet (And You Want To Individually Choose Which Tweets Go To Facebook)
You, my friend, need the Selective Twitter App. Click that link and set it up by entering your twitter username.
Once you've installed that, any tweets where you include the hashtag #fb will be cross-posted to Facebook. That way you can pick and choose what goes to FB and you're not flooding your wall with 20 posts an hour.
Once you've set that up, you just use the "Tweet" function in iOS 5 and #fb to your tweet, and it will post to Facebook.
Both of those options work really well. The only thing that you can't do with these iOS workarounds is post to Facebook without posting to Twitter...but considering the way those two websites are built to interact, that's probably not a huge issue for most people.