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Bluesky is going to let people opt out of letting logged out users see their posts.

The decentralized social network announced in November that it would finally be adding a public web view, but as TechCrunch reports, some users asked for a way to make their posts private.

Note that this upcoming change does not mean Bluesky will have private accounts; Bluesky is only giving users a way to keep posts private from users that aren’t logged in.

“Remember, your posts, profile, and likes are all public data,” Bluesky wrote. “But sometimes, added friction matters.”


A screenshot of a Bluesky post.
A screenshot of Bluesky’s post about the change. You can read the full thread here, though since the public web view isn’t out yet, you’ll need an account to see it.
Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge