Elon Musk Plans To Remove Likes And Repost Counts From X Feed

This comes after Elon Musk removed URL cards from users’ posts

Elon Musk announced that X (formerly Twitter) plans to remove the like and retweet buttons from users’ timelines. The billionaire entrepreneur shared the significant change to X in a tweet on the platform on October 6.

According to Elon, the decision to “remove all the action buttons” is aimed at enhancing the platform’s readability.

As per Elon’s announcement, the only number visible on a tweet will be the view count. Yet, this count will only be displayed until a user clicks on the post to interact with it.

This move aligns with Elon’s ongoing efforts to reshape the social media giant since his acquisition.

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The name change from Twitter to X was one of the notable alterations Elon introduced after taking over the platform. He’s taking it a step further by streamlining the user interface. Elon’s vision is to cut clutter and distractions, focusing on making X a more readable and user-friendly platform.

Elaborating on this decision, X employee Andrea Conway provided insights into the design team’s efforts. They are working to replace the traditional buttons with “gestural interactions.” These include familiar actions such as double-tapping to like a post and swiping to reply.

READ: Elon Musk Rebrands Twitter To ‘X’

The goal is to maintain the functionality while enhancing the overall look and feel. With this new design, the buttons will be discreetly hidden from the main timeline. Andrea noted in another post that these are the “current” plans, leaving room for potential adjustments in the future.

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