Twitter was working on a new feature that may let its users to connect their Google account soon.
Twitter was currently working on a new feature that would make it possible for its users to sign in to their account through a connected Google Account.
For years, Google had offered a way for apps to let their users sign up or log in with nothing more than their Google Account, saving the step of needing to fill in basic information like their name and email address or even picking a password.
As discovered by app investigator Jane Wong, Twitter was looking into enabling Google Account integration.
In a screenshot of the enabled feature posted on Jane’s Twitter account, Twitter’s sign-in page on the web showed “Sign up,” “Log in,” and a third option, “Continue with Google.”
Twitter is working on Google Sign-In integration pic.twitter.com/XYePmfZQY8— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) June 24, 2021
Presumably, the said button will allow users to attach their Google Account to an existing Twitter account, create a new Twitter account with their Google Account details, or log in to their Twitter account if they have already associated it with their Google Account.
As is the case with finds from investigators such as Jane Wong or 9to5Google’s own APK Insight team, they likely have some weeks or months of waiting to do before Twitter launched the said feature.
Alternatively, Twitter may change its minds about integrating Google Sign In before ever launching the said feature.
There were pros and cons in signing in through a service such as Sign In with Google. On the plus side, the said feature was definitely more convenient to only need to remember one password and much faster.
However, if a user’s Google Account should be compromised in any way, an attacker would then also have access to a user’s Twitter account. Or, if a user’s account was ever banned, a user would be unable to get into Twitter.
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