Twitter will no longer identify the device from which tweets are posted

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The social network has post source tags to “provide more information and context” of who posts to an account

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Twitter will no longer identify the device from which tweets are posted

The social network has post source tags to “provide more information and context” of who posts to an account. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

With the arrival of Elon Musk to Twitter and his self-proclamation as CEO of the company, the social network began a process of change in its interface. The “double verification” to differentiate official profiles and those who paid for a Twitter Blue subscription is just one example of the renewal of the platform.

To this new way of interacting with the social network adds the elimination of the function that adds a message at the end of each tweet a message indicating from which type of mobile device, < b>iPhone or Android, the publications are made on the platform.

The change was announced by Elon Musk himself from his Twitter account, in which he stated that the platform will stop displaying this information as “it's a waste of screen space” and assured that no one knows why it was implemented.

Twitter will stop identifying the device from which tweets are posted

Elon Musk announces on Twitter that the origin of posts on the social network will no longer be displayed. (Screenshot)

However, the explanation about the reason for the creation of this function can be found on the official page of Twitter in its Help Center, where it is stated that these post source tags “help to better understand how a tweet was published” and give the user extra information about the context of the post and its author.

In addition, the social network considers that the label information can be a factor to consider so that people can decide who they trust within the platform. These can be of three types: the first is “Twitter for iPhone”, “Twitter for Android” or “Twitter for websites”.

However, there is a fourth category called “Twitter for advertisers” that identifies sponsored or paid content to have more visibility on the social network.

Sometimes, however, the labels do not correspond to any of these platforms and in its place appear the names of other applications external to Twitter that serve as publication managers such as Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Sprinklr, ListenFirst, Meltwater, among others that they are also used as a way to produce advertising content.

Twitter will no longer identify the device from which tweets are posted

Twitter Promoted Content tag. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration

More changes to the Twitter app

Another of the changes that Elon Musk raises so that more people can use the social network is the possibility of paying to send direct messages to famous people.

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According to the US media outlet The New York Times, Twitter is testing the possibility of offering this benefit to users of thesocial network. Not only that, but also the payment would allow the message sent, which can be text, audio or video, to be highlighted within the Direct Messages from account. In addition, the amount paid will be divided between the social network and the famous person who owns the account.

Although the media outlet did not specify whether this characteristic will belong In addition to the Twitter Blue set of benefits, it does state that this feature will not be active by default, but rather is an option that the celebrity can enable or disable.

Twitter will no longer identify the device from which tweets are posted

Twitter would allow you to send direct messages to celebrities. (photo: Mitic)

Although it is not known how much it would cost to send these messages, in the event that this is a feature at the that only a user subscribed to Twitter Blue can have access, then the total price for access to absolutely all the benefits of the account would exceed the 8 dollars proposed by Elon Musk and which is currently within the platform.

At the moment, the benefits of the subscription are: blue badge of verification, ability to post longer tweets and videos, ability to edit tweets, better search rankings, and less advertising on the Twitter home page >.

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