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X CEO Linda Yaccarino: New Feature Enables Number-Free Video-Audio Calls Soon

Social Media Platform X keeps coming up with new features every now and then. Recently, it has been reported that users on X will soon be able to make video calls without sharing the number. Company CEO Linda Yaccarino has confirmed this in an interview given to the news channel CNBC.

In fact, X designer Andrea Conway recently wrote in a post that she ‘just called someone at X’. Since then media reports have been claiming that this feature will be added soon. Which has now been officially confirmed by the CEO of the company.

Musk Wants to Make the Platform an ‘Everything App’

Elon Musk wants to make the X an ‘everything app’, in which he is also going to add other features, including payment services. Earlier, Linda Yaccarino gave information about the upcoming calling feature in the platform.

He wrote, ‘Soon you will be able to make video and audio calls to anyone from your handle. Through this feature you can talk to people anywhere in the world without exchanging your number. However, the owner and CEO of the company has not yet said whether the video-audio calls will be encrypted or not.

Musk’s 5 Big Decisions After Buying X (Then Twitter)

Elon Musk bought X last year on October 27, 2022 for $44 billion. After this, Musk was in discussion about many big decisions.

1. Fired more than half of employees
After purchasing Twitter, Musk first fired four of the company’s top executives. They include CEO Parag Aggarwal, finance chief Ned Segal, legal executive Vijaya Gadde and Sean Edgett. When Musk took over Twitter, it had about 7,500 employees, but now only 2,500 remain.

2. Unblocked many blocked accounts
In November 2022, Musk ex-U.S. Unblocked many blocked accounts including President Donald Trump. He did a poll on Twitter about Trump’s return. He asked if President Trump’s account should be recovered. Yes or No More than 15 million users participated in the poll and 52% answered ‘yes’.

3. Launching Blue Subscription Service
Elon Musk has launched Blue Subscription worldwide. Blue subscription price for web users in India is Rs. 650 is And its annual subscription is Rs 6,800. The subscription charge for mobile is Rs 900 per month.

4. Character limit increased, limit after reading
Musk has increased the character limit of posts from 280 to 25,000. A post reading limit is also enforced. Verified users can read only ten thousand posts in a day. Unverified users can read up to a thousand posts, while new unverified users can only read 500 posts per day.

5. Platform name and logo changed to X
On July 24, Elon Musk changed the name and logo of the social media platform ‘Twitter‘ to X. After this, late in the night of July 26, the owner of the company made a small change in the logo design. Musk has made the X logo bolder and sharper. The logo will evolve over time, Musk said. At the same time, Musk said on naming Twitter ‘X’, Twitter will offer all kinds of financial services in the coming months. In such a situation the name Twitter has no meaning.

Arvind Amble

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