The Artist Formerly Known as Twitter Announces Video Calls Are in the Works for X
August 11, 2023
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Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready for the next riveting tale of digital evolution?
It's no secret that X has been experiencing a bit of an identity crisis since Musk acquired the platform for $44 billion in October. The platform has also seen its fair share of criticism even while enjoying support from others.
None of that seems to deter Elon and his X team.
The masterminds behind the bird-themed platform formerly known as Twitter (now going by the slightly suggestive "X") have unveiled their latest brilliant bid for digital dominance.
Linda Yaccarino, the "wizardess" behind the curtain, confirmed that video calls are about to become a reality on Elon's pet project. You heard it right here, all you digital junkies—video calls! Honestly, what would social media be without the awkwardness of seeing your online acquaintances in real-time, right?
The higher-ups at X apparently feel the same way. Yaccarino spilled the pixels in her exciting reveal during an interview with CNBC's Sara Eisen
. She boldly stated that we would soon be able to have video chats without exposing our treasured phone numbers to the questionable folks hanging around in the land of bits and bytes.
Imagine how exciting it will be to converse via video with strangers and friends alike while you read from the list of witty comebacks you've compiled to suit any occasion.
Wait, though, there's even more. This announcement was nestled among other glittering gems in X's treasure chest, like long-form videos, creator subscriptions, payments, and maybe even a pot of gold at the rainbow's end.
Before this announcement, X's skilled designer, Andrea Conway, offered a teaser of all the great things to come. She even hinted that she'd made a call on X, accompanied by exploding head emojis. The veiled post suggests the much-anticipated video call feature is more than a wish list item but a near-reality.
And in the land of tweets and tech, the sorcerer, Elon Musk, is still at work turning the previously boring Twitter into an "everything app." Do you want videos? No problem. Want to spill your heart and soul in a 25,000-character tweet (sorry, an X)? Want to hold your digital coins in a high-yield savings account? It's all here or on its way, along with your newly purchased blue checkmark, so everybody knows it's really you.
X has been moving toward these goals like a digital locomotive. They recently cracked open the treasure chest for global creators to share in the digital spoils. Even the almighty Apple hopped on the X bandwagon to showcase its wares.
And just to up the ante, X claimed the @music handle, sparking rumors of something rhythmic and harmonious in the future.
Amid this electrifying saga, Yaccarino took center stage, reiterating Musk's desire to make X the "everything under the sun" app. She came to the platform with a mission, and Musk has made it clear that she is in charge of transitioning the unremarkable Twitter into the almighty X.
There you have it, the latest thrilling tale in Musk's X story. As we draw the curtain on this chapter of tech history, we can sit back and wait for the next X-citing act.
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