A guide to social logins

Nice blog post. I don’t use many of these sites, I have used Buffer and Pinterest but would never have realised so many social media sites allow social logins!
I think that social logins are more effective with management tools..it makes more sense to log into the account you want to manage!



This reference guide will discuss what social login is, look at social login examples in web apps, and provide links to relevant documentation and tutorials.

What is Social Login?

Social login gives users the option to sign-up and login on app using their account on a social network like Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Here’s a beautiful social login example on the to-do list app Wunderlist:


The app allows its users to sign-up and login using Facebook, Google, or by providing a username and password.

Social login is a type of single sign-on, a software design pattern that allows people to use the same username and password to access different systems.

Social login is also called social sign-in or social sign-on.

Social Login Examples

Let’s look at some real-world examples of web apps using social login.

Example 1: Pinterest

Example 1: Pinterest

The social image board gives users the option to sign-up…

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