Twitter has begun testing a new feature that allows users to sign up for an account using their existing Google account.
This new Google account integration feature is being rolled out for the first time as an A / B test on Twitter.com (web), allowing users to sign up for Twitter using a Google account.
Historically, Twitter allows users to create a new account using a phone number or email address and password.
For those enrolled in the trials, you will now be offered a new login option titled ‘Sign up with Google’, as shown below.
Sign in to Twitter with your Google account
Clicking the ‘Sign up with Google’ link will open an accounts.google.com dialog, allowing you to use your Google account to register a new Twitter account.
The Google login feature is completely optional and there are no direct benefits to integration other than faster sign-up and the ability to use your existing Twitter account.
It looks like this feature started rolling out over the weekend and should be available to more users in the next few weeks or months.