By default, Twitter requires that all tweets published by third party software clients specify a name as the message source, as illustrated in the screen below, where you will see that the tweet shows it’s pulished via WebStory.

Default Twitter message source

There is no way to hide this source on Twitter, but fortunately, you may change the message source to be more meaningful to your readers or your business, just like the screen shown next, the source has been changed to “Junior’s Story”:

Custom Twitter message source

Set Up Twitter Message Source

In order to set up your own custom message source, you may do so by entering the “Consumer key” and “Consumer secret” into the “App Key” and “App Secret” fields during the Microblog Account Setup process (for users who have already set up their Twitter account, you just have to reconfigure your account). You will retrieve your own “Consumer key” and “Consumer secret” after signing up a developer’s account with Twitter (don’t worry, there isn’t anything technical involved, as explained in the next section Geek_happy)

Set up Twitter custom message source

How to Apply an App Key

  1. Sign in
  2. Access My applications
  3. Visit Create a new application, enter details pertinent to your application, like the name that you would like to show in the message source
  4. When you are done, you may copy the “Consumer key” and “Consumer secret” to the “App Key” and “App Secret” fields
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