Twitter for Android

Twitter for Android

Updated Jan 19, 2019 at 10:00AM EST by Philipp.

Added Jan 17, 2019 at 09:51AM EST by Philipp.

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Twitter for Android refers to a mobile client notification feature added by Twitter in early December 2018. The addition of the feature sparked controversy due to privacy concerns regarding the app's ability to divulge information about a user's mobile device without their consent. In early 2019, after a series of tweets by YouTuber Jack "Jacksfilms" Douglass containing the words "Twitter for Android", the phrase began circulating as a copypasta and a text reaction.

Origin

In December 2018, the Twitter mobile app received an update[1] which enabled a feature identifying the mobile device a tweet was published from. Any tweet posted following the update received an automatic tag corresponding to the client used to send it. For example, tweets sent from an iPhone would receive "Twitter for iPhone" tag, while posts made via Android app were tagged "Twitter for Android".

The addition of the feature lead to several mishaps in which companies and individuals who were under obligations to use a certain type of device were caught using other devices. In one notable example, YouTuber Marques "MKBHD" Brownlee[2] exposed the official Apple Music Twitter account for posting via the Twitter app for Android.


Ariana Grande @ArianaGrande Nov 2, 2018 Shuffle OBJ Intro it's november... you know what that means 2 Wit it This Christmas Not Just on Christmas 5 True Love Apple Music @AppleMusic 4:27 PM Nov 2, 2018 itunes.apple.com/ca/album/chris Christmas & Chill - EP by Ariana CHRISTIRS CL Grande - Album 2015 6 Songs ARIRNA GRANDE itunes.apple.com 4.5K Retweets 28.6K Likes via Twitter for Android

Additionally, the feature sparked controversy among users[1], with some saying that they would prefer if the information about the type of their mobile device was kept private.


Marion器 @blackprincessa Twitter is trying to expose us android users Nyasha @NyashaSamsunga Twitter for iphone Twitter for android Twitter lite The iphone v samsung fights are about to turn savage Twitter for iPhone /Twitter for Android

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On December 29th, 2018. YouTuber Jacksfilms tweeted[3] a photograph of himself together with his wife in a bar. In the replies, several users mocked the YouTuber for posting the photo from an Android device.


jacksfilms @jacksfilms 6 years ago to the day, I met this quirky Philly girl at this very pub. 2 years ago to the day, I proposed to her. Now we're stuck together Love you @2ToesUp itr 9:28 AM -30 Dec 2018 sad bitch @notmyrealname_2 Replying to @jacksfilms @2ToesUp b- but how 1:28 AM 30 Dec 18 Twitter for Android
Shroomp @Shroompy Replying to @jacksfilms @2ToesUp Twitter for Android 3:36 AM - 31 Dec 2018 Joe On The Go @Joe_On_Da_Go Replying to @jacksfilms @2ToesUp Good thing it was from an Android so you didn't even have to blur that guys tace in the background 8:22 PM - 30 Dec 2018

On December 30th, 2018, Jacksfilms[4] tweeted "Twitter for Android" from his Android device. The tweet gained over 1,600 retweets and 33,500 likes in three weeks. YouTubers Jacksepticeye [5] and MKBHD[6] reacted to the tweet in the reply section.


jacksfilms @jacksfilms Twitter for Android 18:09 30 Dec 18 Twitter for Android 1,671 Retweets 33.5K Likes Jacksepticeye ^ @Jack Septic_Eye Replying to @jacksfilms Gross TWITTER FOR IPHONE TWITTER FORANDROID TWITTER FOR WEB TWITTER FOR SAMSUNG SMART FRIDGE

On January 2nd, 2019, Jacksfims[7] posted a screenshot of his December 30th tweet. Starting January 3rd, 2019, Jacksfilms[8] have been posting a series of tweets in which he attached screenshots of increasingly lengthy chains of tweets with the tag "Twitter for Android" repeating multiple times.


jacksfilms @jacksfilms Twitter for Android jacksfilms @jacksfilms Twitter for Android jacksfilmso @jacksfilms Twitter for Android jacksfilms @jacksfilms Twitter for Android jacksfilms @jacksfilms Twitter for Android jacksfilms @jacksfilms Twitter for Android jacksfilms @jacksfilms Twitter for Android 7:09 AM 30 Dec 18 Twitter for Android 10:53 AM.02 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 8:18 AM 03 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 8:02 AM 04 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 8:19 AM 05 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 11:43 AM 06 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 8:04 AM 07 Jan 19 Twitter for Android jacksfilms @jacksfilms Twitter for Android jacksfilms @jacksfilm:s Twitter for Android jacksfilmse ojacksfilms Twitter for Android jacksfilms . @jacksfilms Twitter for Android jacksfilms @jacksfilms Twitter for Android jacksfilms @jacksfilms Twitter for Android jacksfilms . @jacksfilms Twitter for Android Twitter for Android jacksfilms Twitter for Android 7:09 AM-30 Dec 18-Twitter for Android 10:53 AM-02 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 8:18 AM 03 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 8:02 AM 04 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 8:19 AM 05 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 11:43 AM-06 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 8:04 AM 07 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 8:10 AM 08 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 8:31 AM 09 Jan 19 Twitter for Android

On January 11th, 2019, Jacksfilms[9] posted a YouTube video explaining his motivation behind the tweets in which he called them an "art project" and provided examples of people reacting to his tweets. Jacksfilms also claimed that he would continue the tweet chain through December 31st, 2019.



In mid-January 2018, chain comments saying "Twitter for Android" began appearing on Reddit[10].

Various Examples


Dr Grandayy @grandayy Replying to @jacksfilms l think we can finally say that we did it boys. The first "Twitter for Android" is now pretty much illegible. Twitter for Androld Twitter for Android Eddie @doucheanal Replying to @jacksfilms Twitter for Android Eddie @doucheanal Replying to @jacksfilms Twitter for Android 9:29 AM 15 Jan 19 Twitter for Android 11:54 AM 16 Jan 19 Twitter for Android
CAThazard14 50 points twitter for Android 1 day ago Reply Share Report Save Give Award bumf1 20 points 1 day ago twitter for Android Reply Share Report Save Give Award EclipticOkami 15 points 1 day ago twitter for Android Reply Share Report Save Give Award Wiltedturtwig 17 points Twitter for Android 1 day ago Reply Share Report Save Give Award 4 Ultimate_Xeon 15 points 1 day ago Twitter for Android Reply Share Report Save Give Award aidanmco 12 points 1 day ago Twitter for Android Reply Share Report Save Give Award 4 logincat 9 points 1 day ago Twitter for Android Reply Share Report Save Give Award Whalemeat666 7 points 1 day ago Twitter for Android Reply Share Report Save Give Award SoldUndependability 7 points 1 day ago Twitter for Android Reply Share Report Save Give Award DanielAltanWing 6 points 1 day ago Twitter for Android Reply Share Report Save Give Award BubbleNorah 87 points . 10 hours ago Twitter for Android Reply Share Report Unsave Give Award TotallyWafflez 55 points 10 hours ago Twitter for Android Reply Share Report Save Give Award GoodGuyAnish 31 points 7 hours ago Twitter for android Reply Share Report Save Give Award sofas urfarin 0 points . Twitter for Android 6 hours ago . edited 4 hours ago Reply Share Report Save Give Award manamausername 25 points 6 hours ago r/unexpectedjacksfilms Reply Share Report Save Give Award SoldUndependability 8 points 5 hours ago Twitter for Android Reply Share Report Save Give Award Unholt 2 points . 4 hours ago Twitter for Android Reply Share Report Save Give Award GrassFairy17 2 points 4 hours ago Twitter for Android Reply Share Report Save Give Award

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