Elon Musk, currently ranked as the richest person in the world, has refocused his attention from the dangers of artificial intelligence to adding another new feature to his social networking site “X”, formerly known as Twitter.
Musk announced that users will now be able to keep a history of posts they particularly liked, by simply clicking on the new “Hide Tab” button.
“You can now hide your likes. But I recommend keeping them open and only using bookmarks for interesting posts,” he tweeted.
Musk introduced the “bookmarks” feature, which he considers “de facto silent admiration,” after raising the issue of the option months before he bought Twitter last year.
Get rid of the bird
Starting from a comprehensive overhaul of the verification system to the reinstatement of controversial accounts, including the account of former US President Donald Trump and controversial content creator Andrew Tate, the man has made a number of questionable changes since he bought Twitter last year, according to the British “Daily Mail”.
In July of this year, Musk also made his biggest change to date, getting rid of the bird logo and renaming Twitter to “X.”
Remove the Twitter logo (AP)
The move was part of a broader effort by the American billionaire to integrate the site into his long-term ambitions to compete with the Chinese app WeChat, which blends social media functions with financial services, e-commerce and more.
Meanwhile, users responded to Musk’s announcement of “hiding likes” largely by making jokes about explicit content that users might not want to be approved publicly.