Inside iOS 6: Facebook Integration

It was widely speculated that iOS 6 would include native Facebook integration, and those rumors proved to be true. Apple has included system-wide Facebook integration in iOS 6 in very similar fashion to the existing Twitter functionality. After signing into your account once, Facebook integration on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad allows you to post to your Wall, update your status from Notification Center, share links from Safari, share photos to the world’s largest social network directly from Camera or Photos, post your location from Maps, post high scores from Game Center, and more.

Better yet, your Facebook events and birthdays are now integrated into Calendar, while your friends’ profile information can be found in Contacts. Additionally, there is now a Like button in iTunes and the App Store so that you can like your favorite songs, albums, and apps directly from those platforms. If you have noticed any other Facebook integration features in iOS 6, feel free to share your discoveries in the comments. iOS 6 is available now as a beta for registered Apple developers, while a public release is slated for this Fall.

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