CEO of Twitter (X), Linda Yaccarino, has stated that video chat will soon be available on the service.
Yaccarino said in an interview with Sara Eisen of CNBC that “soon you’ll be able to make video chat calls without having to give your phone number to anyone on the platform.”
This progression is consistent with Yaccarino and Musk’s goal of making X become an “everything app,” which would include long-form movies, payments, and creator subscriptions.
It is not immediately clear how useful X’s video conversations are in the already crowded field of video chats, which also includes rivals like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Apple FaceTime.
The platform, once known as Twitter, is developing beyond simple tweets into a dynamic real-time hub embracing various types of media, communication, and financial transactions, according to Musk and Yaccarino, who are now in charge of guiding the company’s course.
Long-form videos were one of X’s first excursions into brand-new industries.
The business introduced the Twitter Blue subscription in May, allowing users to upload movies that are up to two hours long.
In addition, X just started paying content creators who have built up a sizable fan base; one user reported earning $24,000.
Yaccarino underlined what the business had previously said about X’s potential as a payment platform.
“A liberation that allowed us to evolve past a legacy mindset and thinking and to reimagine how everyone who is listening and everyone who is watching around the world, it’s going to change how we congregate, how we entertain, how we transact all in one platform,” she said.