Twitter has silently introduced an unexpected update, now requiring users to log into their accounts in order to view tweets and user profiles. Previously, tweets could be accessed without logging in or having a profile on the platform.
The sudden change caught users off guard as they attempted to access content without signing in, only to be redirected to a prompt requesting login or signup.
Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, acknowledged the update, referring to it as a “temporary emergency measure.” He cited excessive data pillaging as a reason for the degradation of service for regular users, leading to the need for immediate action. However, Musk did not provide a specific timeframe for the duration of this change.
In response to concerns about the inability to embed tweets in most chat apps, Musk assured that the issue would be resolved soon. He expressed frustration with the extensive data scraping by AI companies and the strain it imposed on servers.
The implementation of this mandatory login requirement raises concerns about Twitter’s accessibility and user experience. It remains uncertain whether this change will be permanent or if alternative solutions will be explored to address data scraping. The impact on users who prefer browsing tweets without an account is yet to be determined.
|Twitter makes login mandatory for viewing tweets, profiles
|– Twitter now requires users to log in to view tweets and profiles.
|– Previously, tweets could be accessed without logging in.
|– Users were surprised by the sudden change.
|– Elon Musk referred to it as a “temporary emergency measure.”
|– Musk cited excessive data pillaging as the reason for the change.
|– The duration of the change is unspecified.
|– Musk promised a resolution for the inability to embed tweets in chat apps.
|– Data scraping concerns and server strain were expressed by Musk.
|– Concerns about Twitter’s accessibility and user experience have been raised.
|– The permanence of this change is unknown.
|– The impact on users who prefer browsing without an account remains uncertain.