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X to remove headlines from news articles to ‘improve aesthetics’

X to remove headlines from news articles to ‘improve aesthetics’

The social media platform once known as Twitter has decided to remove headlines from any links posted to the site, as owner Elon Musk stated it would improve post appearance.

The update was introduced on Wednesday for mobile apps, and would later be introduced on the desktop version. However, this does not seem to be the case for advertisement links.

Previously, links would display the featured image from the article, along with the headline and the opening sentence, all on one “card.”

Following this update, links are now set to show the featured image, set in the article, which is displayed very similarly to how regular images appear on X. This is accompanied by text in the bottom left-hand corner, which displays the URL.

In August, a post from X News Daily, which was in relation to this update, got a direct response from Elon Musk himself, confirming that the update was coming and explaining the reasoning behind the update. The owner of the platform responded to this post saying,

“This is coming from me directly. It will greatly improve the aesthetics.”

Just six weeks later, we will now be seeing this update in place and rolled out. This is just another change to add to the ever-growing list Elon Musk has made since purchasing Twitter almost a year ago.

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