The perceived inferiority for Android users when they see the tweets of iPhone users being tagged or labelled Twitter for iPhone is about to come to an end.
Elon Musk, the new owner of the social media platform, announced that Twitter will stop adding these labels that identify the type of device used for tweeting.
He shared the information from his Twitter account to which he wrote, “And we’ll 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.”
Device label used to show from which device the tweet has been tweeted, i.e. if a tweet is shared from an Android device then it shows “Twitter for Android” and for iPhones, it shows “Twitter for iPhone”.
Using these markers, the social media platform claims, “helps you better understand how a Tweet was posted.” Twitter’s help site states, “This additional information provides context about the Tweet and its author.” It adds, “If you don’t recognise the source, you might want to find out more about the content.”
In addition, this function has been used to expose Android brand advocates tweeting from competing for iOS devices.