The OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 will be publically available in the coming months and the new OS will get integrated with social networking website Facebook and while consumers will have to wait for the Mountain Lion 10.8.2 update to grace their machines till later this year, Apple rolled out the update for developers on Thursday.
With the new update, developers also got a sneak peek into how the OS will look like after complete integration with Facebook.
Apple hasn’t been so eager about integrating its OS with social networking applications as we all know that Twitter is integrated into the OS to a limited extent but Apple has decided to make an exception for Facebook.
According to the company, it will add additional options for the social networking site in the OS X as well as the iOS in the upcoming months.
With complete Facebook integration in Mountain Lion 10.8.2, users will be able to share content including pictures, website links and all sorts of other media on the social network in a much simpler way than before.
As developers received the beta update of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2, here is a look of how your systems will look after they get fully integrated with Facebook.
(The sneak peak of a fully integrated Facebook on the forthcoming operating system has been shared by Apple Insider).
Users can setup Facebook integration on their Mountain Lion 10.8.2 running machines using any compatible application.
The process of setting up, as reported by Apple Insider, is very simple and quick. In the current OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, there is a Share Sheet tab that lets users share and distribute content through Twitter, email and iMessage.
The easy setup of Facebook on Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.2 should be available in other included 3rd party applications when the new version of OS X goes live since the Share Sheets feature is a feature available on all related systems.
Better Security Settings
While on the OS X, users didn’t have to provide an admin password when they signed up for Facebook and its access permissions, things might change when the Mountain Lion 10.8.2 is released. Users will have the option of deciding which information they want to share from their Facebook accounts while integrating their Macs with the social network.
Additionally, with full Facebook integration on the forthcoming Mountain Lion 10.8.2, users will also have the option of sharing the content they want directly from their desktop. The process of sharing content from desktop will be very simple.
If you want to share an image, all you will have to do is right click on it, go to the Share option and choose Facebook. Currently, there is no support for music/video content and there is no certainty as to whether or not Apple will let users grant these options in the coming future.
Facebook Integration With Safari Browser And Sharing
Apart from the fact that users will be able to share content easily either through their desktop or Share Sheet, they will also be able to share the web pages they want directly through the Safari browser.
If users stumble upon a link they like, instead of looking for the share on Facebook option or copying/pasting the link on the social networking site, they will simply be able to share it by making a click while they are on the webpage.
In order to get the one-click Facebook sharing activated on the Safari browser, users will have to go through a simple process of adding their Facebook account details. After doing so, the feature will be activated.
On the other hand, sharing content on Facebook on Mountain Lion 10.8.2 will be very simple too. Users will have the option of choosing who to share their content with, just as they do in iOS application of Facebook.
Users will also have the option of sharing pictures either on their wall, or a particular album or directly to an automatically generated OS X Photos.
Facebook integration on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 will let users share their images and other content in a much easier and simple way; I have a feeling users will love a fully integrated OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 with Facebook as the social network is very popular.
(Thanks to AppleInsider for sharing the pictures).