X, the social media platform that used to be called Twitter, is thinking about making a big change. They will take away the option for people to block accounts on their platform. In response, Apple might disable its app listing on its App Store.
This news came from Elon Musk, who is a big name in the tech world. He said X is planning to remove the block feature, but only for regular posts, not for private messages.
Both stores have rules that apps need to follow. According to the policies, if any app lets people post things, they have to let users block others to stop any mean or hurtful stuff as well.
If X goes ahead and removes the block option, it could get out from the App Store and Google Play. That means it might not be easy to find and use it on phones and tablets anymore.
Right now, when you block someone on X, they can’t send you messages or comment on your posts. You also won’t see their posts. Musk wants to change this system. He wants people to be able to quiet down accounts they don’t like and block messages, but the old way of blocking might go away.
X’s history goes back to the time when it was known as Twitter and was a well-known app. But now, because of Musk’s news, X might have trouble staying on app stores for mobile devices. People who use X on computers won’t be affected, but folks with Android phones, iPhones, tablets, and other devices might lose the easy way to use X.
The timings of these changes remain uncertain as X has not provided a specific timeline. Currently, Elon Musk is in Japan, marking a significant event which is a big deal because he hasn’t been there in almost ten years.
During his absence, X is struggling with a crucial decision that has the potential to reshaper user interactions on the platform. The anticipation is high as people eagerly await the unfolding of events and the impact this decision could have on their experience with X.