RIP ‘Twitter for iPhone’, ‘Twitter for Android’: Elon Musk will remove device tag from tweets | Tech News


In one of the biggest changes coming to Twitter, its new owner Elon Musk plans to remove device labels from tweets. Currently, if you are tweeting using an iPhone, the bottom of the tweet will have a “Twitter for iPhone” label and if the user has an Android smartphone, it will display a “Twitter for Android” label. However, this will soon end as Musk plans to democratize all tweets – no difference between iPhone and Android users.

“Part of the day will be disabling ‘microservices’ bloatware. Less than 20% is actually needed for Twitter to work! And we’ll finally stop adding the device a tweet was written on (waste of space). ‘screen and compute) under every tweet.. Literally no one even knows why we did this…” Musk said in a string of tweets.

The abolition of the iPhone and Android labels for Twitter will also prevent users from bashing others. There have been many instances in the past where iPhone users have tried to put Android users down on Twitter. Removing the label from the device will mark the end of an era.


Earlier, Musk said that Twitter was slow in many countries and especially for Android users. “Btw, I would like to apologize for Twitter being super slow in many countries. The app does over 1000 RPCs misgrouped just to render a home timeline!…. I was told ~1200 RPCs independently by several engineers at Twitter, which is the number of microservices. Former employee is wrong. Same app in US takes about 2 seconds to refresh (too long), but about 20 seconds in India, due to of poor batch processing/detailed communications. In fact, the payload transferred is low,” Mus tweeted.

Musk also recently announced that Twitter will soon offer organizations the ability to identify other Twitter accounts that are actually associated with them. This will help identify fake accounts.