Elon Musk continues to make controversial choices with his social media platform, this time dropping headlines from shared news articles.
The X News Daily tweeted in August about the upcoming change:
NEWS: X is changing how news links show up on the timeline.
It will strip out the headline/text so links display only an article’s lead image.
X News Daily (@xDaily) — August 21, 2023
In response to that tweet, Musk tweeted that the decision came directly from him:
This is coming from me directly. Will greatly improve the esthetics.
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) — August 22, 2023
The change appears to have been completed, as headlines are no longer showing.