Web Desk — Elon Musk has announced to make major changes in the social media site X, formerly known as Twitter, as he rushes to create an “everything app” to beat down rival Threads, owned by Meta.
Musk, in his post on X on Thursday, said users of Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, and personal PCs would not require a phone number to use the features. However, he did not provide a launch timeline.
Musk has often expressed his intention that he would transform the platform into a mega app offering a range of services from peer-to-peer payments to chat and social networking after renaming Twitter as X.
The moves remind of the Chinese application WeChat, which is a part of Chinese daily life.
Musk may limit the reach of news publishers on X by modifying how news links show on the platform. Despite naming a new CEO in May, Musk continues to lead product development at X.