Elon Musk's X will soon remove public likes

X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, is preparing for yet another change under its owner Elon Musk that seemingly no user has asked for.According to X’s Director of Engineering Haofei Wang, Musk’s social media platform is preparing to remove public “likes” from users’ profile page. This means that X users will no longer be able to browse what posts other users have liked.”Yeah, we are making likes private,” Wang said on X in response to a post by MacRumors researcher Aaron Perris. Tweet may have been deleted Perris shared a post on Tuesday concerning a new flag he discovered in the X app for iOS, which completely turned off the likes tab on every X users’ public profile when turned on.As X users speculated on the platform about what this discovery could mean, X’s Director of Engineering decided to weigh in. Tweet may have been deleted “Public likes are incentivizing the wrong behavior,” Wang wrote. “For example, many people feel discouraged from liking content that might be ‘edgy’ in fear of retaliation from trolls, or to protect their public image.””Soon you’ll be able to like without worrying who might see it,” he continued, while also adding that the more posts users like, the better the For You algorithm will get at recommending content.Who will be able to see likes on XWang’s announcement about the removal of public likes on X left more questions than answers. X Senior Software Engineer Enrique Barragan stepped in with a post of his own…Elon Musk's X will soon remove public likes