Elon Musk removes ‘Twitter for iPhone’ and ‘Twitter for Android’ device labels

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New Delhi: Twitter CEO Elon Musk has announced that the social media platform will stop adding labels that identify the type of device used to tweet. Sharing information from his Twitter account, he wrote: “Finally, we will stop adding the device the tweet was written on (wasting screen space and account) under each tweet. Literally no one even knows why we did that.”

He shared information from his Twitter account, which he captioned: “Finally, we will stop adding the device the tweet was written on (wasting screen space and account) under each tweet. Literally no one even knows why we did that.” Twitter claims that using these tags “helps you better understand how the Tweet was posted.”

Twitter’s help page states: “This additional information provides context about the Tweet and its author. It adds: “If you don’t know the source, you may want to learn more about the content.” In addition, this feature was used to discover Twitter tag advocates Commercial for Android from competitions for iOS devices.

Elon Musk said Sunday that Twitter will soon allow organizations to identify the Twitter accounts they are associated with, as Twitter’s new owner continues to look for ways to curb fake accounts on the platform. “It will be launched soon,” Musk said in a tweet on Sunday. Twitter will allow organizations to identify other Twitter accounts they are already associated with.

The social media platform on Friday suspended its recently announced $8 blue check subscription service as fake accounts went viral and new owner Elon Musk returned the “official” badge to some users of the social media platform. Fake accounts have appeared as big brands with a blue check since the new launch, including Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX, as well as Roblox, Nestle and Lockheed Martin.

Casey Newton, a reporter for technology publication Platformer, wrote on Sunday that Twitter has cut 4,400 of its 5,500 contract employees, and the cuts are expected to have a significant impact on content moderation and core infrastructure services.



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