Twitter will soon remove the ‘Twitter from iPhone’ and ‘Twitter from Android’ labels, so says Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter.
The announcement came in a series of tweets from Musk, saying “we will finally stop adding what device a tweet was written on. Literally no one even knows why we did that”.
And we will finally stop adding what device a tweet was written on (waste of screen space & compute) below every tweet. Literally no one even knows why we did that …— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 14, 2022
According to Twitter’s help center, the tweet source labels help users better understand how a Tweet was posted. This additional information provides context about the Tweet and its author.
In recent times, Android brand ambassadors were caught using iPhones to tweet out campaigns via the ‘Twitter from iPhone’. One famous incident happened in 2018, when Gal Gadot was called out by tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee for tweeting an ad on her iPhone.
At this point, there’s no news yet on when Twitter will implement the change. At the time of this writing, the labels are still there.
What do you think of the upcoming change? And does it even matter where a Tweet was sent from?