How to Set Up Safari Shared Links in OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Apple has made an effort to integrate social media more tightly into OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and Safari’s Shared Links feature is just one means of doing so. With Shared Links, you can scroll through a uniform stream of updates from your LinkedIn and Twitter feeds as you browse your favorite websites. Shared Links appears in Safari’s new sidebar that also houses your Reading List and Bookmarks, and clicking the updates in your Shared List tab lets you read attached articles or view videos instantly. Here are a few quick steps to help you get started with Shared Links in Safari.

1. Click the Apple icon in the upper right hand corner. Navigate to System Preferences.

 2. Select Internet Accounts in the third row of icons.

 3. Choose Twitter from the list of options.

 4. Enter your Twitter username and password. Then click Next.

 5. Click “Sign In” after reading the app permissions.

 6. Repeat the same process for LinkedIn. You should now see your Twitter updates appear in the Shared Links tab in your Safari sidebar.

Lisa Eadicicco
LAPTOP Staff Writer
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.