X Verifies Intention to Remove Likes Tab From Profiles and Make “Likes” Private

X confirms plan to hide "Likes" and get rid of the "Likes" tab from profiles


According to a statement released by the firm, social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) will shortly discontinue displaying public “likes” on the profile pages of its members. MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris discovered a marker in X’s iOS app that revealed the upcoming change, which led to the confirmation of the plan by X engineers on Wednesday.

According to the findings of Perris, whenever the flag is turned off, the “Likes” tab is removed from all user accounts. Following the dissemination of his findings on X, it was later republished and then validated by the engineers working on X.

“Yeah, we are making likes private,” Haofei Wang, the head of engineering at X, announced in response. The inappropriate behavior is being encouraged by the public’s approval. As an illustration, a lot of individuals are deterred from like anything that can be considered “edgy” because they are afraid of backlash from trolls or because they want to preserve their public image.

“Soon you’ll be able to like without concerning who might see it,” Wang moved to explain. “Also a reminder that the more posts you like, the better your For you algorithm will become,” he stated in addition.

Enrique Barragan, a senior software engineer at X, also reacted with a post, stating that users will still be able to see who liked their posts, as well as the like count for all posts, responses, and so on. This was done to clear up some confusion that had arisen among users. To implement this change, the Liked tab on public profiles will be removed. This will allow users to conceal whose posts other users have liked.

In the past, X Premium customers have had the option to conceal the Likes tab on their profile; however, the platform is planning to remove this feature entirely shortly. It is not known when the change will be implemented, but once it is, everyone on X, including owner Musk, who has been criticized in the past for controversial postings, will be allowed to like whatever they want without it being made public. This includes the ability to like whatever they want.

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