Twitter 2.0 features announced

In this photo illustration, a phone screen displays the Twitter logo on a Twitter page background, in Washington, DC, on April 26, 2022. - Billionaire Elon Musk is capturing a social media prize with his deal to buy Twitter, which has become a global stage for companies, activists, celebrities, politicians and more. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

In a recent announcement, Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter Inc, shared details about upcoming features that will be introduced to the platform. Musk revealed plans to add voice and video chat capabilities, as well as encrypted messaging, to the social media platform. These features are part of what Musk refers to as “Twitter 2.0 The Everything App,” a vision he had mentioned last year.

The addition of voice and video chat will allow users to communicate directly from their Twitter handles with anyone on the platform, eliminating the need to exchange phone numbers. This move brings Twitter in line with other social media applications such as Facebook and Instagram, which already offer similar features.

Musk also mentioned that a version of encrypted direct messages (DMs) will be rolled out on Twitter starting Wednesday. Encrypted DMs provide enhanced privacy and security, ensuring that only the intended recipients can access the content of the messages. However, it remains unclear whether the voice and video calls on Twitter will also be encrypted.

In addition to these new features, Twitter has announced plans to clean up the platform by removing and archiving inactive accounts that have been dormant for an extended period.

With these updates, Twitter aims to provide its users with a more comprehensive and secure communication experience, combining the existing micro-blogging format with various multimedia and privacy options.


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