As a renowned influencer and celebrity, Kim Kardashian West surely needs social media more than anyone else. With that said, it might be surprising that she is not a big fan of one feature that is present in most -- if not all -- social networking sites today.
Kim, who appeared with her mother Kris Jenner at The New York Times Dealbook Conference. opened up onstage about her takes on social media and the rise of their clan's multimedia empire.
The KKW Beauty mogul revealed to journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin that she was contacted by Facebook and Instagram executives to discuss the effects of social media platforms on users' mental health. Kardashian approved the long-discussed removal of the "like" feature from the site, as she sees it as something beneficial for all.
The mother of four and relaity TV star said that the feature is something that worries her all the time since she had no idea what her children will see. According to Kim, the possible change will make her happy and the platform will be a friendlier place for all.
Kardashian on "Instagram Stories"
Kim recently reached a milestone of 151 million followers on Instagram and became one of the most followed users in the platform as of this writing. She discussed why she no longer updates her Instagram stories in real-time, recalling the robbery incident at gunpoint in Paris in 2016.
"I still want people to feel like they're along that journey with me, but I might video something and then post it like 30 minutes later when I've left the location more for privacy," the 39-year-old TV personality stated.
The robbers reportedly grabbed Kardashian and tied her up with plastic cables inside a private apartment during Paris Fashion Week. They also put tapes over the star's mouth and around her legs before they robbed her and locked her in a bathroom. The culprits reportedly haven taken $11 million worth of jewelry.
During that time, her bodyguard accompanied her sisters, Kourtney and Kendall, and left her alone.
Since then, Kim learned that people kneo her moves and her locations, and that resulted in changing the way she posts things. She also decided to at least have a 30-minute grace period before sharing things online.
The star still wants to connect with her fans, so she posts updates on her page after she left the location to ensure her privacy and security.
"If I really want something and I'm a bit lazy, I can tweet, 'I'm craving Oreos right now,' and then on my doorstep, every flavor Oreo would show up," Kim joked to end her informative response for all.