This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but iOS 7 is in fact adding more social networks to its list of integrated services. Twitter and Facebook were already on board, each debuting in iOS 5 and iOS 6 respectively. Now according to a report from 9to5Mac citing “a person familiar with the software,” Flickr and Vimeo are getting tied in as well.
Users will supposedly be able to sign in and manage their account integration from the Settings app, much like they’re able to do today with Twitter and Facebook. Once signed in, Flickr and Vimeo will appear in iOS 7’s share sheets so you can share photos and videos from your iOS device to the social networks.
The reason this shouldn’t be very surprising is the services’ integration already with OS X Mountain Lion. Currently if you’re a Mac user, you can share your photos to Flickr and videos to Vimeo because the two are rooted in the OS itself. Adding Flickr and Vimeo to iOS was the next logical step to keep the experience consistent across all of Apple’s platforms.
iOS users can still upload videos to YouTube despite all other Google services being completely stripped from the OS. It’s unclear whether the addition of Vimeo in iOS 7 will get rid of YouTube entirely (except of course for Google’s own YouTube app in the App Store) or if uploading to YouTube will remain an option alongside Vimeo. Hopefully it’s the latter.
An announcement like this would most likely make it into Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote so expect to hear more in June.