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Why can't I see Twitter likes tab? Why can't I see who liked tweets?

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In recent months, Twitter, now rebranded as X, has introduced a new feature that affects the visibility of likes on the platform. This change has led many users to wonder why they can no longer see their Likes tab or the accounts that liked specific tweets.

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Solution: How to See Who Liked a Tweet : Find the answer a couple of sections below in this blog post.

Introduction of a Privacy Feature for Premium Users

X, formerly known as Twitter, has rolled out a feature that allows premium users to hide their Likes tab. This change aims to provide users with enhanced privacy, allowing them to interact with posts without publicly displaying their activity. The feature is part of the platform's broader efforts to differentiate its paid tier with exclusive functionalities​ (Dev Hardware)​​ (Gold Penguin)​.

LAST UPDATE: As of January 12, 2024, likes have been hidden for all users. For more details, read the article on The Verge!

Elon Musk tweeted about this change!


How It Works

  • Likes Tab Visibility: For premium subscribers, the Likes tab on their profiles will only be visible to them. This means that other users will not be able to see the posts they have liked. Additionally, the timeline of likes will be hidden from X's APIs, ensuring that even third-party apps cannot access this data​ (Dev Hardware)​.
  • Individual Likes on Posts: While the Likes tab is hidden, individual likes on posts remain visible. This means that when you like a tweet, your like will still be counted and displayed under the tweet, but the overall list of your liked tweets will be private​ (Dev Hardware)​​ (Gold Penguin)​.

Reasons Behind the Change

The introduction of this feature is part of a broader trend among social media platforms to offer more control over user privacy. By allowing users to hide their likes, X aims to give users more freedom to engage with content without worrying about public scrutiny. This move also aligns with similar features offered by rival platforms like Threads and Bluesky, which have rolled out their own privacy-enhancing options​ (Dev Hardware)​.


Accessing the Feature

To utilize this feature, users need to subscribe to the premium tier of X. Once subscribed, users can navigate to the Profile Personalization settings and enable the option to hide their Likes tab. This feature is currently exclusive to premium users, providing an additional incentive for users to upgrade their accounts​ (Gold Penguin)​.


Implications for Users

For regular users, this means that you might not be able to see the Likes tab on profiles of premium subscribers. Similarly, if you are a premium subscriber, your liked tweets will not be visible to others, offering you greater privacy and control over your profile's visibility.

In conclusion, the ability to hide the Likes tab on X is a significant shift in the platform's approach to user privacy. By offering this feature to premium users, X is catering to those who value discretion in their online interactions, while also enhancing the overall user experience on the platform.


But There is an option  to see who liked a tweet.

Twitter Tweet Engagement Calculator

How to check who liked a tweet?

Currently, you cannot see who liked a tweet.

However, as a verified Twitter Enterprise partner, Circleboom plans to bring this feature to our platform.

We are in talks with Twitter and will add this feature once we receive approval.

Please check our Circleboom Twitter dashboard now; you can log in and see. By the time you read this blog post, it might already be available on Circleboom (Last update: 10.07.2024).

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Kevin O. Frank

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