X, the platform previously often called Twitter, acquired some new options this week. They’re, nevertheless, solely for X Premium subscribers, the $8-per-month subscription service that was once known as Twitter Blue.
So, what are they?
Cover your likes
First up, X introduced the rollout of a characteristic that permits Premium customers to hide which posts they’ve liked. The likes tab often lives on the person’s profile. By hiding the tab, guests to a person’s profile will not have the ability to see the feed of posts the person has appreciated.
Premium subscribers can discover the choice to cover likes by clicking on Premium, then Preferences, adopted by Early Entry. The Profile Customization tab then reveals a examine field that hides the likes tab.
Being that likes aren’t blasted out on a person’s feed to their followers like a repost (aka retweet) usually is, some customers have apparently appreciated posts with out realizing others on the platform can see what they appreciated. This has precipitated bother for some customers over time, from politicians liking pornographic tweets to X proprietor Elon Musk himself liking explicitly racist posts.
Musk is downplaying the brand new characteristic, nevertheless, and really encouraging customers to maintain their likes open. He advised that customers who wish to privately save posts ought to use the built-in bookmarks possibility as an alternative of liking the content material.
Confirm your account with an actual ID
Simply at some point after X’s announcement concerning hiding likes, the corporate additionally rolled out actual ID verification for X Premium subscribers. The choice may be discovered underneath the Verification part of a person’s X Premium settings.
X Premium subscribers who select to allow ID verification might want to add a photograph of an official type of authorities ID in addition to a selfie. The social media platform has partnered with the ID verification firm Au10tix, which makes use of biometric information to verify a person’s identification.
X Premium now lets subscribers confirm their actual ID.
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Based on X, there are benefits to verifying your ID with the corporate. The platform will present an ID verification label to guests who click on on a person’s blue checkmark, which X claims will “enhance belief from different customers.” As well as, X will present “prioritized assist” to customers who allow actual ID verification. X additionally says it’s going to roll out extra perks sooner or later similar to expedited blue checkmark verification assessment. ID verified customers will quickly have the ability to change their profile picture, show title, or username extra steadily.
Will any of those options persuade customers to join X Premium, the corporate’s struggling subscription service? To be frank, no, most likely not. X continues to indicate that its newest developments are specializing in these paying subscribers, however the firm has but to offer an actual worth proposition for many of its customers. Out of X’s lots of of hundreds of thousands of energetic customers, lower than one million customers have subscribed for the paid service because it launched roughly 10 months in the past.