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Elon Musk removes ‘Twitter for iPhone’, ‘Twitter for Android’ Device Labels

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. He shared the information from his Twitter account, writing: “Finally, we will stop adding what device the tweet was written on (wasting screen space and calculation) under each tweet. Literally no one even knows why we did it.”

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

Twitter’s help page states: “This additional information provides context about the tweet and its author. He adds, “If you don’t know the source, you might want to find out more about the content.” In addition, this feature was used to detect tweeting Android brand advocates from contests for iOS devices.

Elon Musk said Sunday that Twitter will soon allow organizations to identify the Twitter accounts associated with them, 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 which other Twitter accounts are actually associated with them.”

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

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

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