Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, is gearing up to introduce a groundbreaking feature – video and audio calls. The move comes as Elon Musk, the owner of X, strives to create an all-encompassing “everything app” to maintain a competitive edge against Meta Platforms-owned Threads.
Unlike conventional calling platforms, users won’t be required to provide a phone number to access these new features. Elon Musk took to X on Thursday to share this development. The forthcoming capabilities will be accessible on both Apple’s iOS, and Google’s Android platforms, and personal computers. However, no specific timeline for the launch has been disclosed at this point.
After rebranding Twitter as X, Elon Musk has signaled his intention to transform the platform into a super app that offers a diverse range of services. These services would span from messaging and social networking to peer-to-peer payments. This ambitious vision appears reminiscent of Tencent’s WeChat app, which has become an integral part of daily life in China.
Elon Musk, who remains deeply involved in product development at X even after appointing a new CEO in May, is also aiming to revolutionize the way news links are presented on the platform. This strategic move could potentially impact the reach of news publishers, as X continues to evolve under Musk’s innovative leadership.