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Elon Musk to kill ‘Twitter for iPhone,’ ‘Twitter for Android’ device labels, find out why

Highlights

  • Device labels like “Twitter for iPhone” and “Twitter for Android” will be axed soon
  • Musk claims that it is nothing but a waste of space
  • Previously, these labels have caused embarrassing moments for celebrities and companies

After acquiring Twitter, its new CEO, Elon Musk, has been making a lot of changes in the company, from laying off numerous employees to adding and removing features. Musk claimed through a tweet that the feature that shows device details like “Twitter for iPhone” and “Twitter for Android” will be soon removed from the microblogging platform.

Employees from brands like Huawei and Samsung, to name a few, have been caught on multiple occasions marketing Android phones from their iPhones through the “Twitter for iPhone” label. Such tweets have caused Android promoters to face embarrassment over the past years.

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“Twitter for iPhone,” “Twitter for Android” device labels to be removed soon

Gal Gadgot promoting Huawei Mate 10 Pro using an iPhone

Gal Gadgot promoting Huawei Mate 10 Pro using an iPhone

In 2018, Hollywood actress Gal Gadot was caught promoting the Huawei Mate 10 Pro on Twitter using an iPhone through the “Twitter for iPhone” label, as seen in the image above. In the same year, Anushka Sharma promoted the Google Pixel phones by using an iPhone. In 2021, Samsung Mobile US released a tweet to advertise the Galaxy Unpacked event using an iPhone. If labels that show device information are removed, companies and celebrities won’t have to deal with these awkward situations.

Samsung Mobile US promoting Galaxy Unpacked eventusing an iPhone

Samsung Mobile US promoting Galaxy Unpacked event using an iPhone

Musk mentioned in a tweet that “Twitter for iPhone” or “Twitter for Android,” are nothing but a “waste of screen space.” At present, it is not clear when Twitter plans to remove these labels.

Twitter Blue subscriptions suspended temporarily

In related news, Twitter recently relaunched the Twitter Blue subscription with a monthly price of $8 in the US. The new Twitter Blue service brought a verification badge, which was previously limited to verified individuals, to all users. This resulted in chaos as several people paid $8 and started impersonating the Twitter accounts of celebrities and companies.

Some Twitter users in India claimed last week that they, too, had subscribed to the service, which costs Rs 719 per month. However, there was no official confirmation from Twitter India. Since the new Twitter Blue caused chaos, Twitter ended up suspending the service temporarily. At present, no one is able to purchase Twitter Blue subscriptions.

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