Elon Musk has announced that X, formerly known as Twitter, is set to reintroduce the feature of showing headlines in preview cards with URLs on the platform. The development comes after the company removed titles from URL previews last month, aiming for improved aesthetics. Musk revealed in a recent post on X that the upcoming update would overlay the title in the upper portion of the image on a URL card, although specific details regarding the rollout timeline or the appearance of the cards were not provided.
Showing Headlines in Preview Cards to Support User-Friendly Browsing
Elon Musk’s announcement of X’s decision to bring back showing headlines in preview cards signals a shift in the platform’s approach. The removal of titles last month prompted users to click or tap on the URL card to access the headline, leading to adjustments by publishers who began incorporating headlines into the images or posting links separately. With this upcoming update, X aims to enhance the user experience by displaying the title directly on the URL card, addressing the need for more accessible and informative content previews.
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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 23, 2023
Controversies Surrounding X’s Recent Changes
While X prepares for this update, the platform has faced challenges in recent weeks. Major advertisers such as Apple, Disney, and Comcast temporarily halted spending following Elon Musk’s endorsement of antisemitic remarks. Furthermore, Paris Hilton’s 11:11 Media recently withdrew its partnership with X just weeks after its initiation, adding to the company’s recent setbacks. Musk’s legal actions against Media Matters, responding to allegations of defamation, also contribute to the tumultuous environment surrounding the social media giant.