Twitter, an accelerator to fulfill my vision of a super app: Musk


New Delhi: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that buying Twitter is to fulfill his dream of building a super app called X.com, like WeChat in China, which will be available to everyone worldwide. In response to Chris Anderson, head of nonprofit TED, Musk tweeted that “Twitter is an accelerator to fulfill the original X.com vision”.

Anderson had posted late Wednesday that a year from now a growing number of people will be attracted to Twitter/X. “It will be much less prone to Robo spam and algorithm-fueled outrage. Instead, it will provide a lot of new functionality,” he said. (Also read: Twitter allows users to combine photos, videos and GIFs into one tweet)

Musk, who has offered to buy Twitter again for $44 billion, previously came up with the idea of ​​making Twitter the next super-app. During a podcast in May, the richest man in the world said the US needs a super app. “It’s either converting Twitter to that or starting something new. It has to happen somehow,” he noted. (Also read: Incredible! Waterproof your smartphone by spending just Rs 50, here’s HOW)

“When you’re in China, you kind of live on WeChat. It does everything. It’s kind of like Twitter, plus PayPal, plus a lot of stuff in one, with a great interface. It’s a really excellent app, and we have nothing like that outside of China,” Musk told listeners.

The super app will serve as a “digital city square” where users can leave comments and post videos. In 1999, Musk co-founded an online bank called X.com, which was later merged into PayPal.

Meanwhile, Twitter has received a letter from Musk to go ahead with its original $54.20 per share (or $44 billion) deal, and the deal is likely to go through as the October 17 trial approaches. Musk tweeted, “Buying Twitter is accelerating the creation of X, the everything app. Twitter is probably accelerating X by 3 to 5 years, but I could be wrong.”





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