RIP ‘Twitter for iPhone’, ‘Twitter for Android’: Elon Musk to take away system label from tweets

In one of many greatest modifications coming to Twitter, its new proprietor Elon Musk is planning on doing away with system labels from tweets. At current, for those who tweet utilizing iPhone, the underside of the tweet may have a ‘Twitter for iPhone’ label and if the person has an Android smartphone, it can present a ‘Twitter for Android’ label. Nonetheless, quickly, it will come to an finish as Musk is planning to democratize all tweets – no distinction between iPhones and Android customers. 

“A part of in the present day shall be turning off the “microservices” bloatware. Lower than 20% are literally wanted for Twitter to work! And we’ll lastly cease including what system a tweet was written on (waste of display area & compute) under each tweet. Actually nobody even is aware of why we did that …,” stated Musk in a series of tweets.

Abolishing the iPhone and Android labels for Twitter will even cease customers from demeaning others. There have been many cases prior to now when iPhone customers tried to demean Android customers on Twitter. The removing of the system label will mark the top of an period.


Earlier, Musk had stated that Twitter is sluggish in lots of international locations and particularly for Android customers. “Btw, I’d prefer to apologize for Twitter being tremendous sluggish in lots of international locations. App is doing >1000 poorly batched RPCs simply to render a house timeline!….I used to be instructed ~1200 RPCs independently by a number of engineers at Twitter, which matches # of microservices. The ex-employee is fallacious. Similar app in US takes ~2 secs to refresh (too lengthy), however ~20 secs in India, attributable to unhealthy batching/verbose comms. Really helpful information transferred is low,” Mus Tweeted.

Musk just lately additionally introduced that Twitter will quickly be rolling out the power for organizations to determine which different Twitter accounts are literally related to them. This can assist in the identification of faux accounts.

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