September 22, 2023

The social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, would soon be collecting biometrics information of its users only after the individual’s consent. The announcement came from CEO Elon Musk. Apart from that the data related to an Individual’s job, education history will also be collected, reported Sputnik.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, Elon Musk wrote, “This is entirely at the discretion of the X user. No use of this ID will be made beyond what is explicitly & clearly approved by the user.”

Musk announces an audio and video call feature

The Twitter Tycoon has been using the microblogging site to share his viewpoint since last October when he bought Twitter for an estimated $44 billion. Elon Musk has announced that X (formerly Twitter) will soon be launching an audio and video call feature. He has also specified that the new feature will be compatible with Android, iOS, PC, and Mac.

Musk said that once launched and updated, the feature would allow audio and video calls to be made without a phone number. Taking to X, Musk wrote, “Video and audio calls are coming to X; it works on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC; no phone number is needed; X is the effective global address book. That set of factors is unique,”

Twitter Corporation ceased to exist as a separate company as a result of its merger with X Corp. this April. In late July, Twitter’s logo was changed from a bluebird to a black-and-white X logo. While introducing the new logo, Musk specified that the new logo symbolized “the imperfections in us all that make us unique.”

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