//X reportedly tests removing headlines from links to news articles

X reportedly tests removing headlines from links to news articles

The Verge

A report from Fortune claims that X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, has tested stripping headlines from articles shared on the site. Posts would only include the lead image and the URL, unless the person or publisher posting the link adds their own text, per materials the outlet viewed.

The image would still serve as a link to the article, but there’s no word on a timetable to roll it out or confirmation that it will ship at all. “It’s something Elon wants,” a source is quoted as saying, “They were running it by advertisers, who didn’t like it, but it’s happening.”

(if this text was not here, all you would see is this image with no context, no headline, no description — but it would be a clickable article) p…

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