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Elon Musk’s X to Offer Video Download Feature with Creator Authorization

Elon Musk’s X, formerly known as Twitter, has unveiled a new feature that allows users to download video clips, provided the content creator grants permission. The announcement was made by the billionaire entrepreneur, marking a significant step in the platform’s evolution and commitment to enhancing user experience while respecting the rights of content creators.

The introduction of the video download feature on Elon Musk’s X comes with a specific condition, where access to this facility is limited to users with verified accounts on the social media platform. To attain a verified status, users are required to subscribe to X Blue, formerly known as Twitter Blue, which is the company’s subscription service priced at $8 per month.

In a recent announcement on X, Elon Musk revealed that verified users now have the capability to download videos from the platform, subject to the content creator’s approval. This move represents a significant step in enhancing the user experience for verified account holders, providing them with the convenience of downloading videos for offline viewing.

Elon Musk provided a concise guide to download video clips on the platform. He shared that the procedure is currently accessible through the following steps:

Enter Full Screen Mode: To begin the download process, users should first play the video they wish to download and then enter full-screen mode by tapping on the video.

Access the ‘…’ Menu: While the video is in full-screen mode, users need to tap on the three-dots icon (‘…’) located at the upper right corner of the screen. This action will open a menu that contains various options related to the video.

Select ‘Download’ Option: Within the ‘…’ menu, users should look for the ‘Download’ option. Tapping on this option will initiate the video download process, allowing the content to be saved on the user’s device for offline viewing.

Elon Musk also shared an upcoming improvement to the process. Soon, users will be able to download videos even more conveniently by simply tapping and holding on a video, similar to how one downloads a picture. This upcoming update is expected to further streamline the video download process, making it even more user-friendly and accessible to verified users.

Recent updates to X, following its rebranding, mark the third significant update for the platform. X Corp., the parent organization, has made notable changes to enhance the user experience and provide more control to its users. Here are the key updates:

Rebranding and iOS App Changes: Since its rebranding from Twitter, X Corp. has taken proactive steps to distinguish the platform from its previous identity. In the latest update, the parent organization has removed almost all mentions of ‘Twitter’ from the rebranded service’s iOS app version. This move signals a clear shift in focus towards establishing X as a distinct and standalone platform, aligning with its expanded vision and capabilities.

Hidden Verified Status for Handles: In an effort to grant users more autonomy over their online presence, X Corp. now allows handles to hide their verified status. Verified status, represented by the presence of ticks next to user accounts, was previously a visible feature that indicated the authenticity and credibility of an account. However, with the recent update, users now have the option to conceal this status, providing greater privacy and control over their online identity.

In a bold move, the Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, acquired the tech giant X Corp. for a staggering $44 billion in October of the previous year. Following the acquisition, he initiated a comprehensive revamp of the platform, ushering in a new era for the company. One of the notable changes includes the removal of the iconic blue bird logo, which has been synonymous with the platform since its inception. In its place, the platform is now using a distinct and modern ‘X’ logo, reflecting the new identity and vision of the company.

Arvind Amble

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