After having acquired Twitter, its new CEO, Elon Musk, has made many changes to the company, ranging from laying off many employees to adding and removing features. Musk claimed in a tweet that the feature that shows device details like “Twitter for iPhone” and “Twitter for Android” will soon be removed from the microblogging platform.
Employees of brands such as Huawei and Samsung, to name a few, have been repeatedly caught marketing Android phones from their iPhones via the “Twitter for iPhone” label. Such tweets have embarrassed Android proponents for the past few years.
‘Twitter for iPhone’, ‘Twitter for Android’ device labels will soon be removed
In 2018, Hollywood actress Gal Gadot was caught promoting the Huawei Mate 10 Pro on Twitter using an iPhone via the “Twitter for iPhone” label, as seen in the image above. In the same year, Anushka Sharma promoted Google Pixel phones using an iPhone. In 2021, Samsung Mobile US posted a tweet to announce the Galaxy Unpacked event using an iPhone. If labels that display device information are removed, businesses and celebrities won’t have to deal with these sticky situations.
Musk mentioned in a tweet that “Twitter for iPhone” or “Twitter for Android” is nothing but a “waste of screen space.” At this time, it’s unclear when Twitter plans to remove these labels.
Twitter Blue subscriptions temporarily suspended
Additionally, Twitter recently relaunched the Twitter Blue subscription with a monthly price of $8 in the United States. The new Twitter Blue service has brought a verification badge, which was previously limited to verified people, to all users. This led to chaos as several people paid $8 and began impersonating celebrity and corporate Twitter accounts.
Some Twitter users in India claimed last week that they too had subscribed to the service, which costs Rs 719 per month. However, there has been no official confirmation from Twitter India. Since the new Twitter Blue wreaked havoc, Twitter ended up temporarily suspending the service. Currently, no one can purchase Twitter Blue subscriptions.