Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, shared information about upcoming features for the platform, including the addition of calls and encrypted messaging. Last year, Musk mentioned plans for “Twitter 2.0 The Everything App,” which would introduce features like encrypted direct messages, longer tweets, and payments. In a recent tweet, Musk announced that voice and video chat capabilities will be added to Twitter, allowing users to communicate with others around the world without sharing their phone numbers.
By introducing the call feature, Twitter will align itself with other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, owned by Meta, that already offer similar capabilities. Elon Musk mentioned that an encrypted version of direct messages will be accessible on Twitter starting Wednesday, but it is unclear if calls will also be encrypted. In recent news, Twitter announced its plan to remove and archive accounts that have been inactive for an extended period, as part of a cleansing process.