The network formerly known as Twitter will, according to its owner, remove the feature allowing user to block others.

The clear pathway is that he is expecting user to utilise the mute feature more readily, but that doesn’t solve the core issue at play; safety. Unfortunately X has more than its fair share of keyboard warriors who see anonymity as an open door to harass others.

You don’t have to look too far to find cases of celebrities being harassed, and the ability to block users prevents them from easily accessing your posts. Mute will simply prevent them from responding to you; but they can still see and comment in forms that are visible to others.

As noted by context added to Musk’s post, many users have noted that both Google and Apple require the ability to block users.

It’s entirely possible that this isn’t the last we’ve heard of the issue, so stay tuned.