On Twitter, sometimes it is still difficult to distinguish whether a tweet or Twitter account is managed by a bot or not when interacting because there is no definite label to distinguish it from a manually managed account.
But this will soon change, as Twitter has just given a new label specifically to accounts managed by bots, as well as tweets that are automated by bots.
Get your bots in here! Remember when we chatted about all things, #GoodBots? Well now we are celebrating the bots who make a positive contribution to Twitter, all over the world. pic.twitter.com/e1OqJjRZiG
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) February 16, 2022
For every tweet that is the result of automation from bots, there will be an “Automated” label at the bottom of the username. Meanwhile, to find out whether a Twitter account is managed by bots or not, there will also be additional information in the form of the text “Automated by (username)”.
This step was taken by Twitter to be able to distinguish which Twitter accounts are managed manually by users, or which are managed by bots. So that Twitter users can make better decisions about the interactions they make, while providing greater trust and transparency.
The feature, which was originally developed since 2020, can now be seen by all Twitter users, both on the desktop and mobile versions.