Twitter Chief Executive Elon Musk said the social networking platform will soon allow users to make phone calls and send encrypted messages.
Reuters quoted Elon Musk as saying that the ability for users to make phone calls and send encrypted messages is one of the recent new features of the Twitter platform.
Last year, Musk planned to launch “Twitter App 2.0 The Everything.” Under the plan, Twitter will add features such as encrypted direct messages (DMs), long-form tweets and payment functionality.
“Soon, users’ phones will be able to voice and video chat with anyone on the platform. So you can talk to anyone, anywhere in the world, without your phone. My phone number,” Musk said on Tuesday. tweeted.
The calling feature will bring Twitter closer to Meta’s other social networking apps like Facebook and Instagram. Meanwhile, encrypted messages will be available from May 10. It’s unclear if the calls will be encrypted.
Twitter said this week that it would begin a “cleaning” process, deleting and archiving accounts that had been inactive for years.
In a tweet on May 8, Musk said: “We are deleting accounts that have had no activity in recent years. So you may see your follower count drop.”
According to experts, Mr. Musk’s decision was to delete old accounts to make room for active ones. In addition, cleaning up old accounts will also help Twitter optimize ad display.
Earlier, Elon Musk announced plans to allow publishers to charge users a fee per article on his social networking platform Twitter.
“The new rules will allow unregistered monthly subscription users to pay more each time they want to read temporary articles.” He said it was a “win-win” move for the media and the public.