Tweet Sources Make a Comeback on Mobile Devices

Tweet sources were once a pretty well entrenched aspect of Twitter. The social media platform allowed you to see where tweets originated from, whether they were posted from a Mac or TweetDeck or a variety of other applications that can work in this manner to help your tweets get to where they need to go. However, in 2012 Twitter decided to remove this feature in an attempt to make the type of client you were using not matter quite as much. A client agnostic approach doesn’t seem to have worked, because of the fact that third party apps are still offering numerous ways for you to see tweet sources whether Twitter likes it or not.

It seems like Twitter has wised up to the fact that people just want to see tweet sources. Hence, the six year experiment will be coming to an end. Twitter has officially rolled out updates that will bring tweet sources back. This update is available on both iOS and Android devices.
"Tweet source labels help you better understand how a Tweet was posted. This additional information provides context about the Tweet and its author. If you don’t recognize the source, you may want to learn more to determine how much you trust their content.", said Twitter on its help page.
There are a lot of reasons why people might want this feature back. To start off with, knowing where a tweet came from can help you ascertain to a certain extent whether or not the source is legitimate as well as whether or not it is part of an actual Twitter conversation or if it is possibly being done for promotional reasons in some manner. The great thing about this feature is that it is finally back by popular demand.
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