Twitter Gets Special Exception to iOS Character Limit Rule

Twitter gets a special exception to the iOS character limit rule. The Apple app store normally has a character limit rule when it comes to naming apps on its platform. But it however now seems that Twitter has been exempted from that very rule. This, therefore, means that the social media platform can go with the “X” name in the iOS app store.

Twitter iOS Character Limit Rule

Twitter iOS Character Limit Rule

Twitter, which is currently rebranding as X, is now listed as X in the iOS App Store, thus suggesting that the app got special treatment from Apple to let a single-character name. The renaming as you should know was hindered shortly by a rule forbidding single-character app names within the App Store which is the actual app name on iPhones as well as iPads already showed up as X.

The exception here could be a sign Apple wants to keep the hatchet buried with the owner X, Elon Musk. The then-CEO of Twitter late last year, accused Apple of threatening to take away the Twitter app from the store. And after meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Musk stated that it was a simple “misunderstanding.”

Twitter Updated Its Tagline in the App Store

And alongside the X rebranding, the firm also reportedly updated its tagline in the store, from “it’s what’s happening” to “blaze your glory!” which is a phrase that Musk tweeted this very morning.

Twitter already has been really clumsy in transitioning to X for about the previous week. The new “interim” logo of the social network, which was tweeted at Musk by a Twitter user and also looks suspiciously like a Unicode symbol, was reportedly added to the site after Musk tweeted about it a couple of times the day before. The symbol now feels a little more permanent as the firm has jammed an obnoxious brightly-lit version of it on top of its headquarters situated in San Francisco.

Other Twitter Handles To Rebrand

The former official account of Twitter as available on the network also switched to simply @X after the handle was recently taken from a user who had had it since 2007. But the firm however still has some ground to cover just before the transition is fully complete. The domain name on the other hand still doesn’t redirect to (as it is currently the other way around), Twitter Blue is however still Twitter Blue, and the support page of the company is still lousy with references to “Twitter.”



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