Windows Phone tweets now "via Windows Phone"

The evolution of Twitter on your Windows Phone continues with the most recent change being how the 'via' appears. We started with tweets from our Windows Phones as being referenced as "via Windows Live". Then Twitter become more tightly integrated with our People Hub.

About that same time the "via Windows Live" was changed to "via Microsoft". Now today, if you'll notice, the via has changed yet again.

Tweets now via Windows Phone

Not sure when the switch was thrown but now tweets from your Windows Phone will be tagged as "via Windows Phone".

Now the "via Windows Phone will only appear when you tweet from your "Me" tile. If you tweet from Twabbit, glƏƏk!, or any of the other Twitter clients the tag will be "via Twabbit" or "via glƏƏk!".  Even the Twitter app will tag tweets "via Twitter for Windows Phone".  I wonder if we'll eventually see "via Surface".

Thanks, Jarrod, for the tip!

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Good.
  • Very Good
  • Makes more sense than "via Microsoft".
  • I noticed it today and thought to myself "I don't remember it being from Windows Phone..."
  • And not too long afterwards I see this article....
  • This happened several days ago. I think on Monday morning.
  • thats awesome
  • Finally.
  • Cool
  • It'll probably say via windows 8 as opposed to via surface.
  • Via Microsoft was not as good. This is much better!
  • I thought that was always like that.
  • Nope
  • This is good. Shows people windows phone. Like free advertising
  • Hahah reminds me of the email signature sent from my windows phone
  • Cool
  • Can the 'via' be changed or personalized (i.e. via Lumia 900)?
    I don't have a Twitter account, yet; but just curious.
  • Nope.
  • Nice.
  • time to get the #viawindowsphone trending!!!
  • I noticed it.since last Thursday. But didn't care lol
  • Yes its better say via windows phone. People who use iPhone or Android shows there phone type
  • I always hated "via Microsoft" as I don't work for Microsoft :P
  • Very good. I would actually stop myself from using the integrated Twitter post because it said "via Microsoft." Not because I don't like Microsoft, but because it was, um, rather vague. I would explicitly use Rowi instead, so at least those with a little tech-savviness could perhaps figure out I am using a (great!) Windows Phone app if they wanted to.