May 22nd, 2023: Musk hinted at plans for "Twitter 2.0 The Everything App" last year, which would include longform tweets, encrypted direct messaging (DMs), and transactions.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter Inc., provided information on new features coming to the platform on Tuesday, including calls and encrypted chat. Musk hinted at plans for "Twitter 2.0 The Everything App" last year, saying it will include functions like payments, longform tweets, and encrypted direct messaging (DMs). Elon Musk said in a tweet, “Coming soon will be 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.”
Twitter's call function will put it on par with other social networking platforms like Meta's Facebook and Instagram, which have capabilities like to call. This week, Twitter said that it will begin the cleanup process by deleting and archiving accounts that had not been used for a while. Musk stated that a form of encrypted direct messaging will be accessible on Twitter, but he did not specify if calls will also be secured.
Also, the time restriction for videos that may be uploaded to Twitter has been increased for paying users from 60 minutes to two hours. The iOS app now allows users to post lengthier videos, which were previously only allowed over the web. The maximum upload quality is still 1080p, though.