The social media world is in an uproar following Elon Musk 's announcement that he is bringing a major evolution to the popular Twitter platform. This radical move has caught the attention of many, with Twitter now wearing the mask of the unknown and new, renaming itself 'X' . While the debates are in full swing, what is certain is that Twitter's future seems to be heading towards a completely renewed identity.
Ambiguity surrounds Elon Musk's intent behind this transformation. Many are speculating about a completely new Twitter platform, one place for all needs, integrating social media services, online payments, ticket bookings, games and so much more. This move towards 'X' could mark a major turning point for the platform, which is currently facing financial losses . The move appears to reflect Musk's goal of maximizing profits through his initiatives, aiming to turn Twitter into a WeChat- like "super app" in China.
Musk's obsession with the letter 'X' isn't new. It dates back to 1999 when he founded x.com , later merged with PayPal. In 2017, he acquired the "x.com" domain from PayPal, turning it into a direct link to Twitter. Today, the goal appears to be building an empire around this letter, with the official creation of "X Corp," a brand that spans not only Twitter but also his other businesses such as SpaceX, Tesla, and Neuralink.
Industry insiders are convinced that 'X' will be a super app that will offer a full range of services, from social interaction to online payments, from ticket booking to gaming.
The news sparked mixed reactions. While some fear the confusion and chaos behind this sweeping transformation of an established social media outlet, others defend Musk's vision, arguing it will lead to long-term growth. Meanwhile, funny memes are circulating online, speculating what a "Tweet" might be called in the new platform. Proposals such as " Xweet " and " Xveet " were launched, accentuating the surrounding mystery and excitement.
According to authoritative sources, Tweets will henceforth be called simply " posts ", as on all other social networks, whether they contain text, images or videos. Their maximum length for now remains 280 characters for free users, and has been raised to a good 40,000 for premium users.
Also, the novelty that has been unveiled is that X will offer the video calling feature . This marks another step towards transforming X into a "super app" that offers so much more than traditional social media platforms. According to Linda Yaccarino, CEO of X, this feature will allow users to make video calls without having to share their phone number. This new feature comes in addition to the ability to upload long-form videos and a payment function coming soon.
Recently, authoritative US newspapers such as the Washington Post and the New York Times have also highlighted the innovative (however questionable) use of Throttling practices by "X" to deliberately slow down the loading of external or competitor sites and discourage users from leaving the platform.
All these transformations, for better or for worse, definitely seem to be the beginning of a new era for the famous "blue bird". It will be interesting to see how this transition unfolds and how future users adapt to this digital revolution, with the focus on the promise of an "X" experience that redefines the landscape of social media and digital interaction.
It is important to underline that, despite the change of name and logo, the services that our site offers to improve your visibility on Twitter remain fully functional and effective. Even in this transformational phase, we will continue to offer support and resources to help users get the most out of their experience with this social media.
The future of X is exciting and full of possibilities. Guided by Elon Musk's vision, the goal is to create a limitless digital ecosystem capable of redefining online interaction and communication.