The owner of social media platform X (formerly Twitter), Elon Musk, has revealed that there are plans to remove the block feature from the social media platform.
In a post on Friday, Musk claimed the feature made “no sense” and will soon be unavailable for users.
“Block is going to be deleted as a “feature”, except for DMs,” he tweeted.
Reacting to Musk’s post, a Twitter user, @xdaily, explained, “Removing Blocking altogether is going too far. While it can be used for purposes such as cutting off people who disagree with you politically, it has an important role to combat harassment, trolls, and spam which are a significant problem for many users on the platform.”
The Space X boss responded by assuring that users could still utilise the mute feature and also block other accounts from sending their direct messages.
“You will still be able to mute accounts and block users for DM,” he said.