Signing in with Twitter on your website is a great tool for allowing visitors to simply login without having to create another password while using your website. If you are thinking about using this third party app so people can login to your website you must understand permissions if using it. Most website owners add the Twitter login on their website and after doing so do not understand why a lot of visitors simply won’t use it and here’s why. If you visit a website with this feature nine out of ten times the application will show a box authorizing the app to be able to read your tweets, see who you follow, and follow new people, update your profile and posts tweets for you. In most cases this will immediately have site visitors avoid signing in with this app, period! This is why it is so important that you edit your application permissions which is very simple to do. Unfortunately there are so many people trying to find out exactly where these permission settings are located. If you try and do a search on Google to see where and how to edit your Twitter apps permissions, time after time you will get the same information telling you to go to your Twitter accounts settings and then click on apps. This however will only show you the apps you have authorized and where you can revoke access to them and not where you can edit the app itself and change its permissions. Well here is the missing link that points you in the right direction. https://apps.twitter.com/
Whoola, now that your there click on ( read only ) to set your apps permission.
Below is a sample of how your app should look to visitors and they will then most likely use it to login on your website.
This information was created by 954 Media Group
This application will be able to:
- Read Tweets from your timeline.
- See who you follow.
Will not be able to:
- Follow new people.
- Update your profile.
- Post Tweets for you.
- Access your direct messages.
- See your email address.
- See your Twitter password.