The new Twitter owner, Elon Musk, has pledged to revamp the micro-blogging platform. As a part of the initiative, he plans to remove the devices label from the tweet, which appears at the bottom of the tweet, indicating the type of device a tweet is sent from. Musk tweeted, “We will finally stop adding what device a tweet was written on (waste of screen space & compute) below every tweet.”

Removing Devices Label from the Tweet Will Mark the End of an Era

For years the devices label has been a part of the social media platform defying class and standards; multiple times, iPhone users were seen demeaning Android users and vice versa. Multiple times android-based smartphones companies were seen promoting their products using iPhones. An instance happened with Huawei when the company wished ‘Happy New Year’ using iPhone; the employee was later demoted for causing damage to the Huawei brand.

Musk also announced that Twitter is turning off microservices bloatware on the site, saying that less than 20 percent of microservices are actually needed for the social media platform to work. However, it was not mentioned what type of microservice he was talking about and when will it happen.

Musk Fired an Employee Online

Earlier, Musk said that Twitter is slow in many countries, especially for Android users, to which engineer Eric Frohnhoefer replied, “I have spent ~6yrs working on Twitter for Android and can say this is wrong.” Musk then challenged Frohnhoefer, saying, “Twitter is super slow on Android. What have you done to fix that?” He explained it using a detailed thread, only to find out later that he was fired. Later, he sarcastically offered a brief apology saying, “I would like to apologize for firing these geniuses. Their immense talent will no doubt be of great use elsewhere.”

Also read: Elon Musk Bans Work from Home Policy; Warn Employees of Dire Consequences


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