X Introduces Private Likes to Enhance User Privacy

Users will continue to see who has liked their posts, and like counts along with other metrics

Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, has rolled out a new feature that allows users to like posts privately. Starting Wednesday (US local time), X users can now like posts without anyone else being able to see their activity.

This move aims to enhance privacy and foster a more comfortable online environment.

Privacy First: A New Era for Likes

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Upon logging into their accounts, users will encounter a pop-up notification stating,

“Your Likes are now private. We are making Likes private for everyone to better protect your privacy. Liking more posts will make your ‘For you’ feed better.”

This change is part of X’s broader strategy to ensure that user interactions on the platform remain discreet and protected from public scrutiny.

While users will still be able to see the posts they have liked, others will not. However, users will continue to see who has liked their posts, and like counts along with other metrics will still appear under notifications for one’s posts.

Elon Musk’s Vision for a Safer Interaction

Elon Musk, the owner of X, emphasised the importance of this change. On his X timeline, Musk wrote, “It’s important to allow people to like posts without getting attacked for doing so!”

This statement underscores the platform’s commitment to preventing online harassment and fostering a safer space for users to express

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