Twitter Has Privated Likes; I’m not Sure if I Like it

Ivylockewrites
Thought Thinkers
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5 min readJun 13, 2024

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The “likes are not private” notice sent out on X — Screenshot taken by author

The social media platform formerly known as Twitter — AKA Elon Musk — has decided to make likes private.

So far, the reviews have been mixed. Indeed, while some think this is a brilliant move, others maintain that it’s anything but.

To clarify, the likes are kept private from the general public. So, only you and the person whose content you are engaging with can see that you have liked a post.

Moreover, although it doesn’t show who liked the posts, it still allows everyone to see how many people have liked them. This allows more people to engage with content without the fear of judgment or repercussions.

Personally, I’m still on the fence. While I feel this could be beneficial in some respects, I think it may be a slippery slope as far as the social media realm is concerned.

That said, let’s review the pros and cons of privatizing likes on platforms such as Twitter (X).

On the Bright Side

Rules of private likes explained — Screenshot taken by author

The best thing about privatized likes is that it allows users to engage with content without necessarily broadcasting it to the rest of…

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