Billionaire Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that the microblogging platform will no longer display tweets posted on the device, whether from an iPhone, Android or even Twitter. He shared a tweet from Pubity informing users about the same and captioned it as “Hallelujah!!”.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
Last month, the new boss said the company would “finally stop adding what device the tweet was made on,” calling the feature a “waste of screen space and computing.” Responding to a tweet from one of the users in November, he wrote: “And we’ll finally stop adding what device the tweet is on (a waste of screen space and counting) below each tweet. Literally no one even knows why we did it…”
Many users are appreciating the move on the microblogging platform, with some even sharing memes about how Samsung once tweeted about its Galaxy Unpacked event from an iPhone. Another brand, Huawei, has been at the center of two infamous “Twitter for iPhone” blunders.
The face of the company, Gal Gadot, was first spotted tweeting from an iPhone about how much she enjoyed using her new Huawei Mate 10 Pro. However, Ms. Gadot was quick to tell CNET that while she “loves her Huawei P20 and Mate10Pro,” a member of her PR team did write the promotional tweet from an iPhone.
Gal Gadot in Huawei ad… Tweeted from iPhone. Nice pic.twitter.com/aEKJVwoyBL
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) April 24, 2018
In publicly available guidance, Twitter itself also highlights the benefits of the feature, noting that these “tweet source tags” not only help users understand how a tweet was created, but also give them important context about messages. For example, it would be obvious that a tweet was posted on Twitter and the Mastodon social network if it was tagged as “Mastodon-Twitter Crossposter”.
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Agreed Twitter Help Center“Tweet source tags help you better understand how a tweet was posted. This additional information provides context about the Tweet and its author. If you don’t know the source, you can learn more to determine how much you trust the content. “.
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