Twitter (X) is Removing Like and Reply Buttons Here’s the New Design

The social media platform X is testing the removal of interaction buttons like like, reply, and repost. A new era of swiping to like and reply is beginning on X. Here’s the new design…
Twitter (X) is Removing Like and Reply Buttons Here’s the New Design

After being acquired by Elon Musk, Twitter, now rebranded as X, continues to make changes to the platform. The social media platform is testing the removal of interaction buttons like like, reply, and repost.

Twitter (X) is Abandoning Buttons

With the removal of buttons, the counts for reposts, likes, and replies on each post will also be removed. X wants users to swipe left or right to like or reply to a post instead of tapping a button. In the new design, users will need to click on the post to access more options related to it. The only visible metric on any post will be the view count, which is now moved to the top right corner.

The changes discovered by Aaron Perris from MacRumors have been confirmed by X’s owner, Elon Musk. Responding to a user criticizing the new design, Musk said, “It’s great. Just swipe left to like and right to reply.”

Since acquiring Twitter in October 2022, Elon Musk has made numerous changes to the platform. Renaming it to X, Musk introduced Premium subscription packages and made the blue check mark a paid feature. He later prevented users’ likes from being visible to others and is now set to implement the long-desired removal of buttons on posts. This aims to provide a more streamlined browsing experience.

Previously, Musk had also removed the titles of shared article links in posts, which sparked backlash. Although he reintroduced titles in a slightly different design after receiving criticism. The reception of the new changes remains uncertain among users. The renowned billionaire mentioned that if the changes are not well-received by users, as he has done before, there could be a return to the previous setup.

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