Twitter hides source app names from tweets

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Twitter continues to tighten its noose around third party developers, with the micro-blogging website now deciding to remove the tag that identifies which app a tweet has come from. The move will hide the branding of apps such as Hootsuite, Tweetbot, Ecofon and a host of other third-party Twitter clients used to tweet to the Twitter stream.

It may be a small change, but it seems like a message to developers that Twitter wants its space to be its own; no free advertising for another company that competes with its user experience.

Twitter confirmed the change, which was rolled out on mobile previously and is now live on the Web, but the company said it’s just doing some housekeeping.

“This is part of our ongoing work to simplify Tweets and emphasize the content being shared,” a Twitter spokesperson told CNET.

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