Twitter 2.0? Musk says Twitter to soon allow voice & video calls, encrypt messaging
Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced new features of calling and encrypted messaging on Tuesday. These new features are in line with the likes of other social media applications, Facebook and Instagram, which have similar features.
The popular micro-blogging platform was among the Forbes top 10 global apps with the most monthly active users in 2022. Twitter also said earlier this week that it will start a cleansing process by removing and archiving accounts that have been inactive for several years.
“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," Elon Musk tweeted.
“The acid test is that I could not see your DMs even if there was a gun to my head. Coming soon will be voice and video chat from your handle to anyone on this platform, so you can talk to people anywhere in the world without giving them your phone number," he added.
Earlier, Musk announced plans for ‘Twitter 2.0 The Everything App’, which could allow long-form tweets, payments, and encrypted direct messages.
Direct messaging will be available on Twitter starting from Wednesday. However, it’s not clear if calls will be encrypted as well.
Talking about the two new features, Twitter Support wrote, “Introducing DM Replies! You can now reply to any message you receive in DMs, making conversations smoother and more intuitive.”