Elon Musk, the tech billionaire and CEO of X, recently confirmed his commitment to creating an integrated messaging platform on the popular social media platform. This announcement came in response to a user’s request for the integration of iMessage, WhatsApp, and Signal into a unified text communication platform.
Musk’s ambition for X goes beyond just being a social media platform. He envisions it as an “everything app” that incorporates various functionalities such as audio, video, messaging, payments, banking, and even a global marketplace for ideas and opportunities.
It was reported last month that X may collect users’ biometric data and personal employment and education histories. This information could potentially be used to recommend job opportunities and connect job seekers with employers.
The integration of messaging apps has become a topic of interest due to the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA), which requires messaging app owners to ensure interoperability when requested other companies. This move aims to provide users with more choices for messaging apps and enhance cross-platform functionality.
However, concerns have been raised regarding the impact on end-to-end encryption. Achieving interoperable encryption poses technical challenges and potential security risks. Despite this, Musk’s commitment to creating an integrated messaging platform on X reflects his ambition to revolutionize the way people communicate and interact online.
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– Digital Markets Act (DMA)