The head of the social network Musk directly informed about the upcoming functions on Twitter. “The release of encrypted messages should happen tomorrow,” Musk said Wednesday night.
“Soon you’ll also have voice and video calls with anyone on this platform, so you can talk to people anywhere in the world without giving them your phone number,” he explained about other upcoming news.
It is not yet clear whether the calls will also be encrypted. However, Musk’s push to improve user security shows that Twitter is struggling to adapt to ever-increasing privacy demands.
With latest version of app, you can DM reply to any message in the thread (not just most recent) and use any emoji reaction.
Release of encrypted DMs V1.0 should happen tomorrow. This will grow in sophistication rapidly. The acid test is that I could not see your DMs even if…
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2023
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Twitter also announced that it will begin the process of cleaning up its databases and will archive accounts that have been inactive for several years. These steps are to help remove unwanted accounts and protect users from abuse.
Elon Musk bought Twitter last October for 44 billion USD (approximately 939 billion CZK), since then he has already made a number of changes. Among the most prominent are, for example, the introduction of paid user verification and the ability to write longer tweets for subscription owners.
According to Musk, Twitter now has only 1,500 employees, compared to almost 8,000 last year. Critics point out that disinformation and state propaganda are proliferating on the network because of this.
Mysterious App X
Bloomberg previously pointed out that Twitter no longer exists as a company. The social network has teamed up with the newly formed X Corp. This change has sparked a lot of speculation about what will happen to the social network and what its owner Elon Musk is planning.
Musk has hinted that the Twitter purchase was intended to serve as an “accelerator” for the creation of App X, a project he describes as “the app of everything.” Musk introduced the letter X on his Twitter account without further details, further stirring the debate about Twitter’s future.
Musk also owns the domain “X.com,” the name of an online payments company he previously founded that eventually merged with PayPal.
Musk previously stated that the X app would be similar to China’s WeChat. It is a multi-functional application owned by Tencent Holdings that allows users to make payments, book event tickets and send messages.
But it is not clear how such an application would fit into the growing empire of Musk’s companies – from electric car maker Tesla to SpaceX, which focuses on developing rockets for flights to the moon and Mars.
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