Trump had to give up the Samsung phone he uses for tweeting

Donald Trump might find it a little harder to share his thoughts on Twitter (as opposed to having his social media team do it for him), as he was reportedly forced to give away the phone he prefers to use when he has messages to share on the service.

According to The New York Times, the President-elect had to replace his Android phone with a "secure, encrypted device approved by the Secret Service."

SEE ALSO: Will Melania Trump take over FLOTUS twitter? No one really knows.

The NYT previously said Trump uses a Samsung Galaxy phone, and it's likely possible to distinguish tweets sent by Trump himself (as opposed to those sent by his team) by checking which are sent from an Android phone.

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The president-elect will participate in a series of pre-inaugural rituals and celebrations, beginning with a reception at the Trump International Hotel he opened in downtown Washington last year. The events are a run-up for his swearing-in at about noon on Friday. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The president-elect will participate in a series of pre-inaugural rituals and celebrations, beginning with a reception at the Trump International Hotel he opened in downtown Washington last year. The events are a run-up for his swearing-in at about noon on Friday. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - JANUARY 19: (AFP OUT) First Lady-elect Melania Trump exits the plane ahead of President-elect of The United States Donald J. Trump as they arrive at Joint Base Andrews the day before his swearing in January 19, 2017 in Maryland. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
Melania Trump, wife of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The president-elect will participate in a series of pre-inaugural rituals and celebrations, beginning with a reception at the Trump International Hotel he opened in downtown Washington last year. The events are a run-up for his swearing-in at about noon on Friday. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - JANUARY 19: (AFP OUT) President-elect of The United States Donald J. Trump and first Lady-elect Melania Trump arrive at Joint Base Andrews the day before his swearing in January 19, 2017 in Maryland. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump step off a plane upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on January 19, 2017. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Melania Trump walks down the steps during a wreath laying ceremony with US President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on January 19, 2017. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive to attend an inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The president-elect will participate in a series of pre-inaugural rituals and celebrations, beginning with a reception at the Trump International Hotel he opened in downtown Washington last year. The events are a run-up for his swearing-in at about noon on Friday. Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg
US President-elect Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, husband Jared Kushner and children, step off a plane upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on January 19, 2017. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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No details are available on the new, secure phone, apart for the fact that it comes with a new number. However, Gizmodo notes that Barack Obama was unable to tweet from his secure phone, which was described as being similar to a "play" phone for three-year-olds.

Trump, who is very active on Twitter, recently said he would continue tweeting on his personal account instead of the official @POTUS account. He doesn't really like it, though; in a recent interview on Fox News' Fox & Friends, Trump said Twitter is the "only way" he can counteract "dishonest media."

Besides his phone, Trump also had to abandon his Boeing 757 (sometimes called Trump Force One) for the Air Force One jet, which in his case might actually be a downgrade.

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