Twitter Blue users will soon be able to hide likes and subscriber figures
Twitter might soon introduce more privacy centric features, limited to its Blue subscribers.
Amidst the turmoil, Elon Musk-owned microblogging platform Twitter might soon introduce more features that are just limited to its Blue subscribers. According to reports, Twitter Blue paid subscribers will soon be able to hide the like button and can also hide the number of subscribers from the audience.
When a Twitter Blue user hides a like tab, it will only be visible to that individual. However, they will still be able to like and see the number of likes on posts from other users. Similarly, it will also hide the like timeline from the Twitter API, while the individual likes will still be visible.
Similarly, when a Twitter Blue user hides the number of subscribers, only they can see the list of subscribers on the profile.
Blue tick, which was earlier limited to well-known personalities and the media fraternity is now a paid feature. While Elon Musk claims that it will reduce impersonation on Twitter, with features like hidden subscribers and hidden likes, it will be hard to distinguish between a genuine and a fake account.
Since the acquisition, a lot of critical features like SMS-based two-factor authentication on Twitter have been made limited to Blue subscribers, which has also led to the reduction of traffic since 2023 and people are also looking for alternative microblogging platforms similar to Twitter.
This resulted in the instant success of Threads, by Instagram, which witnessed over 100 million sign-ups in just a few days of its official launch. Other prominent microblogging platforms like Bluesky and Mastodon have also been thriving over the last few months.