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X Rolls Out Major Updates to Communities Feature

ByHuey Yee Ong

May 19, 2024

X Rolls Out Major Updates to Communities Feature

X, previously known as Twitter, is enhancing its Communities feature to boost user engagement and data utility. Announced on Thursday, May 16th, these upgrades include better discovery tools, recommendations, and sorting options, all aimed at facilitating user interaction within topic-specific spaces.

The revamped Communities now offer an improved user experience with a dedicated Explore tab for discovering trending posts within Communities—distinct from the general Explore tab. This is part of X’s broader strategy to make these topic-focused spaces more visible and accessible to users. The platform will also recommend Communities to users based on their activities, enhancing engagement by connecting them with content that aligns with their interests.

Further changes include the ability for users to search for Communities by topic and sort posts by trending content within the Communities they join. These functionalities are designed to make the navigation and user interaction within Communities more intuitive and aligned with users’ preferences.

Looking ahead, X plans to introduce additional features to bolster the Communities experience. These include community analytics tools for moderators, integration of Community Spaces (X’s live audio product), and enhanced moderation tools.

The enhancement of Communities is not just about improving user experience but also about leveraging the data generated within these spaces. The integration with Elon Musk’s AI company, xAI, and its Grok chatbot, which already accesses real-time data from X, illustrates this point. The data from Communities could provide valuable insights for xAI, enhancing the offerings of Grok, particularly to paid subscribers of X.

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Huey Yee Ong

Hello, from one tech geek to another. Not your beloved TechCrunch writer, but a writer with an avid interest in the fast-paced tech scenes and all the latest tech mojo. I bring with me a unique take towards tech with a honed applied psychology perspective to make tech news digestible. In other words, I deliver tech news that is easy to read.

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