Elon Musk says block feature to be ‘deleted’ on Twitter/X


X proprietor Elon Musk revealed in an Aug. 18 submit on the social media web site previously often called Twitter that he intends to delete the block feature for customers on the app.

The remark got here in response to a submit from the “Tesla Owners Silicon Valley” account, which questioned why customers didn’t merely make use of the “mute” feature as a substitute of the block one.

Other customers had been fast to reply, and as of the time of this text’s publication, it seems as if the overwhelming majority of feedback on the unique submit ar from these explaining why the block performance is vital to them.

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“Blocking is bidirectional,” posted “Cheryl B.” on X, including, “they can’t see my posts and I don’t have to see or hear from them either. Posts or DM’s.”

This isn’t the primary time Musk has floated the concept. On June 7, the billionaire responded to a submit from self-proclaimed journalist Andy Ngo with an identical sentiment:

A litany of customers throughout the app blame Musk’s intention to delete the block feature on its adverse impact on customers who subscribe to the corporate’s “Blue” service, a subscription service applied by Musk to change the app’s former verification service.

In April 2022, for instance, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney called individuals who supported the “Block the Blue” marketing campaign, a user-led effort to block Blue subscribers on sight, “losers and goons.” Sweeney went on to state that X/Twitter ought to make use of a meritocracy-based verification system.

Musk’s one phrase reply: “Exactly.”

While most customers expressing concern over the block feature’s impending deletion seem frightened over the potential for unfettered harassment, the crypto group appears to be targeted on the elevated alternative for rip-off accounts, spam and bots to perpetuate.

Cointelegraph reached out to X for remark and obtained a direct autoreply response: “We’ll get again to you quickly.” This article will be up to date with any commentary Cointelegraph receives.