Elon Musk, the owner of X or Twitter, has recently made a limited visibility post, stating that after X no longer shows up in the headline news with attached links, it will remove various action buttons for each post from the timeline. These buttons include Repost (Retweet), Reply, and Like.
While these functional buttons will still exist, users will have to tap on the tweet to carry out the desired action. Musk explains that this modification aims to improve the flow of reading the timeline, making it smoother.
Andrea Conway, a product designer at X, provides additional information that when the Report or Like buttons disappear from the timeline, the mobile app might incorporate shortcut commands similar to Tinder’s style. For instance, swiping right on a tweet to Reply or double-tapping to Like. However, this feature is currently under development.
TLDR: Elon Musk plans to remove various action buttons from X’s timeline, requiring users to tap on each tweet to interact with it. This change aims to enhance the fluidity of reading the timeline. The mobile app may introduce shortcuts, inspired by Tinder, such as swiping right to Reply or double-tapping to Like, but this feature is still in progress. [PCMag]
Overall, the content discusses Elon Musk’s decision to limit visibility and remove certain action buttons from X’s timeline. Musk believes this will improve the timeline reading experience. Andrea Conway adds that the mobile app might introduce shortcut commands similar to Tinder’s swiping gestures for ease of use.