Much of the talk concerning rumored Facebook integration in iOS 6 is centered around debating whether or not the feature will be baked deep into the bowels of the operating system. According to sources who spoke to 9to5Mac, that seems to be the case as Facebook integration in iOS 6 is said to be system-wide and apparently very similar to Twitter’s integration that launched with iOS 5…

Author Mark Gurman writes for 9to5Mac:

The integration’s biggest presence will be in the iOS Photos application. Like you are able to send photos to Twitter from the Photos application, you will be able to post photos to Facebook. A single sign-on section for all Facebook connected applications is present in the iOS 6 system settings application.

Like with Twitter, a new “social sheet,” as some people familiar with the matter call it, will appear for an accompanying status message.

Note that above image is just a mockup of how 9to5Mac thinks Facebook sharing in iOS 6 will work.

Now, it makes sense the Photos app would benefit the most as photo sharing is the most often used Facebook feature.

The social networking giant has recently made it a lot easier to upload photos in bulk via their new Facebook Camera application.

I hope it will be possible to share multiple photos in one go via iOS Facebook sharing. If there’s one thing I wish iOS Twitter integration had, it would be the ability to share a bunch of photos at once.

It’s not rocket science: the awesome Camera+ for iOS app does this by creating a web gallery of your photos.

With Apple doubling down on iCloud, they could just as well address this issue by automatically creating a web gallery in a user’s iCloud account and link to it in Twitter or Facebook posts.

Make sense?

  • great news

  • I think FB will still be shite. The twitter integration isn’t all that, I get zero notifications. Can’t see how this is a great thing. All I get from FB at the moment is the occasional notification, pretty much when IT feels like doing it.

  • if i want to share a bunch of pics then ill just use a laptop 
    usually when u want share via iphone it’s just one picture

    • I never upload just one picture. I usually take pictures throughout the day and then use iLoader2 to send them all in 1 massive bunch to Facebook. It’s been a lifesaver (especially while traveling or at concerts and loading 30+ in a batch.)

  • Anonymous

    whats so deep about this FB and twitter intergration. I can post to FB and twtter. cool. what else though? why are we making such a big deal about something, in “my opinion” , is so trivial? This isnt a rhetorical question…feel free to respond.

    • Anonymous

      It would also make authorising apps a less painful process like it did with twitter. Instead of switching to the facebook app to authorise an app it would just ask in a pop-up, like with twitter accounts or location. I think you undervalue the share sheets, the more you can do without switching apps the better.

  • Maggot Overlord

    I think fb integration should fix the problems for notifications. Sometimes my friends post in my wall, send me an inbox and the notification doesn’t come.
    srry for my english ;p

  • Falk M.

    I’d like to see small problems addressed.
    Photos taken on my iDevice that I upload to say Twitter from within the Photos app, I’d like them to be meta-tagged as such, so that when I import them into Aperture the “shared” metadata is there and not lacking.
    I know this is a non-issue for 99.9999% of people, but Aperture lets me create smart folders and searches around such metadata, so I think this should get fixed by Apple if they strive so much for coherence 😉

    It’s basically the reason I don’t do lots of sharing on my iPhone, really.
    Same with editing photos. The effects I apply in apps are always lossy, so they create a new picture, great.
    Now there I am in Aperture raging about abusing the stacking feature again… *grrr*
    I can’t stand it when I need to stack external edits (Photoshop jobs), but the occasional edits I’d like to apply on my iPhone – those I forget about and when they import I need to check all my imported pics for “duplicates”.
    I know Photos app saves these edits they way I want it to work, but only because it’s allowed to do that and also written by Apple.
    Sandboxing and the editing layers being Apple proprietary don’t allow devs to use this, so I had my hopes up for iPhoto for iOS – lol, what a letdown that app is.

    *sigh*

    Not so seamless if you look beyond what EVERYone looks at.
    If you have pro usage patterns or your own habits of doing things, you always wait longer.

  • Falk M.

    I’d like to see small problems addressed.
    Photos taken on my iDevice that I upload to say Twitter from within the Photos app, I’d like them to be meta-tagged as such, so that when I import them into Aperture the “shared” metadata is there and not lacking.
    I know this is a non-issue for 99.9999% of people, but Aperture lets me create smart folders and searches around such metadata, so I think this should get fixed by Apple if they strive so much for coherence 😉

    It’s basically the reason I don’t do lots of sharing on my iPhone, really.
    Same with editing photos. The effects I apply in apps are always lossy, so they create a new picture, great.
    Now there I am in Aperture raging about abusing the stacking feature again… *grrr*
    I can’t stand it when I need to stack external edits (Photoshop jobs), but the occasional edits I’d like to apply on my iPhone – those I forget about and when they import I need to check all my imported pics for “duplicates”.
    I know Photos app saves these edits they way I want it to work, but only because it’s allowed to do that and also written by Apple.
    Sandboxing and the editing layers being Apple proprietary don’t allow devs to use this, so I had my hopes up for iPhoto for iOS – lol, what a letdown that app is.

    *sigh*

    Not so seamless if you look beyond what EVERYone looks at.
    If you have pro usage patterns or your own habits of doing things, you always wait longer.