In a series of tweets today, Musk revealed that he wants to improve the speed of Twitter and reduce bloatware.
"Same app in US takes ~2 secs to refresh (too long), but ~20 secs in India, due to bad batching/verbose comms. Actually useful data transferred is low."
"Part of today will be turning off the “microservices” bloatware. Less than 20% are actually needed for Twitter to work!"
As part of these efforts, Twitter will no longer show a device label on tweets.
And we will finally stop adding what device a tweet was written on (waste of screen space & compute) below every tweet. Literally no one even knows why we did that …
Originally, these labels distinguished which third party client was used to tweet; however, they serve a lesser purpose now, except for the laughs. Frequently, companies or their representatives are caught tweeting about their latest and greatest device... from an iPhone. Just last year, Samsung teased its Unpacked Galaxy event using an iPhone. Oprah raved about the Microsoft Surface from an iPad, Gal Gadot touted the Huawei Mate 10 Pro from an iPhone, etc, etc.
Although Musk intends to remove the label, user feedback could change his plans. Please download the iClarified app or follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and RSS for more updates.