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Musk says Twitter will soon allow encrypted calls and messages

Musk says Twitter will soon allow encrypted calls and messages

(Reuters) – Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday revealed details about new features including the addition of encrypted calls and messages coming to the platform.

Last year, Musk announced plans for “Twitter 2.0 The Everything App,” which he said would contain features such as encrypted direct messages (DMs), long-distance tweets, and payments.

“Soon you will have 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,” Musk said in a tweet on Tuesday.

The Twitter logo and an image of Elon Musk are viewed through a magnifier in this illustration taken on October 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo/File Photo

Twitter Connect will make the micro-blogging platform compatible with social media apps such as Meta (META.O), Facebook and Instagram, which have similar features.

Musk said a copy of encrypted direct messages will be available on Twitter starting Wednesday, but he didn’t say if calls would be encrypted.

Twitter said this week that it will begin the purge by removing and archiving accounts that have been inactive for several years.

(Reporting by Marinmay Day in Bengaluru); Edited by Lincoln Feast.

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