Elon Musk Made Yet Another Major Change To Twitter And Users Yet Again Hate The Way It Looks

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Elon Musk’s reign as the grand poobah of Twitter has been tumultuous, to see the least.

Ever since Musk’s $44 billion purchase of the social media giant in later October, he’s made a number of significant changes to the platform that have users up in arms.

He banned a number of journalists over an incident involving use of flight tracking software to follow his private jet. He re-platformed a number of users who had previously been banned, including former president Donald Trump and Kanye West. Though even Musk seems to have had enough of West’s antisemitism.

He even seemingly put the fate of the leadership of Twitter in the hands of Twitter users. But Musk has yet to follow through on the results of that poll.

The latest change, however, has users united in their outrage.

Elon Musk Changes Twitter Display To Show Tweet Views First And Users Absolutely Hate It

Though Musk’s latest major change to the platform may be its most meaningless, it seems to have annoyed users perhaps more than any other decision.

Musk announced early on Thursday that Twitter would now show view counts on each individual tweet. This feature was, of course, already available through Twitter analytics. But the change made it so that the number appeared in front of reply, retweet and like counts.

It didn’t take long for the site’s users to show their displeasure with the change.

Users complained that the new display was aesthetically displeasing. But they also pointed at out that it serves no real function.

Of course, anyone paying attention will tell you that Musk could just as well rollback the decision in the coming days. But for now, the Twitter user experience has changed in a noticeable way and people are not at all happy about it.

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