Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Elon Musk is going to turn Twitter into a dating app

It’s no secret that Elon Musk wants to make X, formerly known as Twitter, a “app for everything”, where users can not only see posts from their followers, but also chat with friends through calls or video calls, send or receive money or, even, flirt. The latter, in fact, is what the tycoon has spoken about at length in an internal meeting to celebrate his first year as owner of the platform to which he has been able to have access. The Verge.

The owner of X (Twitter), specifically, plans to make the platform a dating app in the purest Tinder style, as he states that through publications “you can know if you are a good couple based on what they write.” He also highlights that both he and his friends have found partners on the platform.

Linda Yaccarino, who is CEO of Twitter, asked Musk at the meeting yes “so, X Dating is just around the corner?”. Musk responded yes, claiming that “some things are already happening to some extent.” The tycoon, however, has highlighted that he believes they could “improve the dating situation.” He noted that it’s difficult to find interesting people outside of social media, and that one user’s posts or interactions on Twitter could make another person realize that they are both like-minded.

X (Twitter) goes beyond a dating app

It’s not clear what features Musk is referring to that make X (Twitter) a dating app, but it’s likely he’s referring to features like direct messages, calls and video calls that recently arrived on the platform or simply the ability of users to interact.

In fact, social networks They have served as a dating platform for years, regardless of whether it is intended for it or not. On Instagram, for example, users chat with strangers through direct messages, and use functions such as Best Friends or likes on stories to flirt.

In any case, X (Twitter) will not only be a dating app. Elon Musk also plans to make the platform a kind of bank, where users can send and receive money from their friends. It is also betting on chats, with new functions for direct messages and the elimination of the so-called Twitter Circles, so that users can enhance group chats.

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