X reverses decision: headlines to return in URL preview cards following Musk’s announcement

This reversal comes after the company removed titles last month for ‘improved aesthetics.’

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In a recent announcement, Elon Musk revealed that X will reinstate the display of headlines in preview cards with URLs on the platform. This move comes after the company removed titles last month for aesthetic reasons.

Musk shared that the upcoming update will feature titles overlaid on the upper part of the image of a URL card, though no specific timeline or examples were provided. The reversal addresses user inconvenience caused by the previous change, where clicking on the URL card was necessary to access the title or read the headline.

Why does it matter?

X has been navigating a tumultuous period, with major advertisers like Apple, Disney, and Comcast pausing spending due to Musk’s association with antisemitic remarks and Paris Hilton’s 11:11 Media withdrawing its partnership with the platform. Additionally, Musk has recently filed a lawsuit against Media Matters over defamation claims related to ads appearing next to hateful content.