Revolutionizing News Sharing: X’s Bold Move to Remove Headlines

Elon Musk

Ever since Elon Musk took over control of X (formerly Twitter), the platform has been undergoing a series of changes. The latest development is that X will soon remove headlines from news articles. According to sources, X will remove headlines from news stories. If you share a link on X, the relevant content will display only as an image and a URL overlay without any headline or caption.

If you click on the link, you will be able to navigate to the publisher’s website. However, you can manually add the headline as text along with the shared link. There are reports that Musk has approved the change. You will be able to view the information available on the link only if you select that particular link. Currently, you can view the article/blog title directly on X.

The main idea behind this new move is to reduce the vertical space of the screen. This is important because nearly 90% of users make use of their mobile digital devices to view tweets on X. Musk also believes that this will enable reduce clickbait.

Musk also took to X and urged journalists to publish directly on the platform. This will give them enhanced freedom and a higher income. Meanwhile, X reportedly launched XHiring to compete with LinkedIn owned by Microsoft. You will be able to find work via X. The XHiring handle has already started to publish job postings. However, they are visible only in the US. We expect X to roll out XHiring globally by the end of 2023. XHiring will compete directly with LinkedIn because users can directly look for jobs. Moreover, XHiring will be integrated with X likely before the end of Q1 2024.

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