MySpace unleashes two-way syncing with Twitter

Users of the new service, which is in beta, can decide if they want status updates to be one-way or two-way.

MySpace announced in a blog post on Monday that the company will now offer two-way syncing with Twitter. The service is being rolled out immediately.

According to the company, MySpace users can now update their MySpace status and syndicate that update to their Twitter streams. Twitter updates can also appear in the MySpace user's "status and mood." Users can decide if they want status updates to be one-way or two-way.

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The new MySpace-Twitter sync in action. MySpace

MySpace said in the blog post that it's using OAuth to sync with Twitter. According to the company, users will be able to share data between the sites, but all account credentials will be protected, keeping user information "confidential."

When users post a status update on MySpace and syndicate that to their Twitter feeds, the tweet will feature the message and its link to "make commenting easy" on the user's MySpace profile. Twitter will display "MySpace" as the service the tweet originated from, similar to its display of TweetDeck, Twitterfeed, and other services that allow users to update their streams away from the site .

So far, MySpace's Twitter sync is in beta. The company said that it will be adding other networks to sync with soon. For now, you can try out the Twitter sync in your MySpace profile by inputting your Twitter credentials under the "sync" menu in account settings.

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