Elon Musk is Preparing Changes to X. They Will Be Visible to Every User

Elon Musk is Preparing Changes to X. They Will Be Visible to Every User

From now on we won't be able to see how popular other users' posts are on X. The change has already gone into effect.

X, formerly known as Twitter, is a powerful tool for shaping public image, used by millions of people, including almost all major politicians, business leaders, and celebrities. Since purchasing Twitter, Elon Musk has made significant waves on this social network. Musk's experiments with X, from renaming the platform to introducing paid options and allowing the posting of adult content, are ongoing. The latest update from X announces new changes that will affect all users.

New Privacy Feature: Hidden Like Counts

Elon Musk's vision for X continues to evolve, bringing both excitement and debate among its users. The newest change involves hiding the "Like" counts under posts made by users on the platform. According to an announcement from X, users will no longer be able to see the number of likes on other people's posts. What's the reason behind this change?

The motivation is rooted in a concern for user well-being and public image. It seems that the social network's administration believes many users might feel uneasy with the visible ratings of their posts by others. "This week, we are making 'Likes' private for everyone to better protect your privacy," explains an official statement from X. Therefore, only the authors of the posts will be able to see the number of reactions their posts receive. 

This change began to be implemented last June 11 and over the next few days, more and more users will see it. In the desktop version of X, it is already working. The X release also says that the number of "Like" reactions and other metrics on your posts will continue to appear in Notifications.

User Reactions

Since this innovation was announced, the phrase "LIKES ARE NOW PRIVATE" has sparked significant discussion on X. Some people have expressed their disappointment at not being able to see the reactions, as it is important for them to know how popular posts are. Users also reacted to the news with numerous jokes. "Likes are private, now I actually have to mind my own business," one user wrote on X.