Apple has although introduced a quicker way to tweet and post to Facebook status straight from the Notification Center in iOS 8, but later pulled such support from the iteration. No worry, here we got a best how to tip and a better widget that brings back the same buttons to iOS. How to guide is as follows below!
TapToShare for iOS 8 is a third-party widget that is available for download and install and flawlessly adds to Notification Center’s Today section. Aka known as a new Today widget for iOS, comes with two buttons – one for posting to Twitter and the other to publish articles to Facebook. Apparently, looks quite similar to what the sharing widget seen in iOS 6.
Before you go, get and use it, you’ll need to follow these instructions to post on Facebook and Twitter via your iOS 8 Notification Center.
Step 1: Download TapToShare widget and installation will be free from the App Store using this iTunes link.
Step 2: Swipe down from the top of the screen to access the NC (Notification Center) and then, tap on the Today tab.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap on the Edit button.
Step 4: Tap on the green + button to add the TapToShare inclusion to the Today view.
Step 5: Now, start using the iOS 8 widget – first and foremost, you’ll need to login with your Facebook account and Twitter follows via the Settings app (Settings > Facebook / Settings > Twitter).
Here’s how to compose your FB post or Tweet
Step 1: Once you have logged in to the Facebook and Twitter channels, tap on Tap to Post to create a Facebook post or tap on Tap to Tweet to compose a tweet.
Step 2: Tap on Post to publish the Facebook post, or tweet to your Twitter timeline.
Point to be noted, with the TapToShare widget drawback is that, tapping on the Tap to Post and Tap To Tweet buttons will launch the TapToShare app, which either way means, you’ll end up leaving the current app you’re using. In iOS 6, you could post directly from NC without leaving the app you were currently using.