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Elon Musk spoke about this behind closed doors in San Francisco to Twitter’s top executives, but The Verge obtained an audio recording of the presentation. According to the portal, Elon Musk outlined his plans on a slide show, and in the title of this slide show, he described the renewed platform as Twitter 2.0.

The billionaire said he wants to introduce a number of new features to Twitter, including

the possibility of starting a phone call and video chat, as well as sending encrypted messages.

Elon Musk also announced, according to the paper, that he would use the help of Moxie Marlinspike, the founder of the Signal messaging application, who was also a former Twitter employee. The messages would be encrypted in such a way that they could only be read by the sender and the recipient. So do Signal, WhatsApp and Telegram – and next year Facebook will also introduce this change.

The billionaire emphasized: they want users not to have to worry about their messages falling into the wrong hands due to a data leak or hacker attack. THE The Verge in this context, he recalled that in August, a former employee of Twitter was convicted for handing over the confidential data of many users to the Saudi authorities (there were some who were imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for this reason).

We need to make sure that even I can’t look into someone’s private messages, even if they hold a gun to my head

– said Elon Musk in this regard.

Regarding video chat and phone calls, the billionaire also said that they would also like to encrypt them, in a way similar to what they do at Signal.

One big question remains

The Insider According to The Verge, however, one thing was not clear from the recording:

is whether all of the above services will be available to everyone, or only those who subscribe to Twitter’s future premium service will get them.

Indeed, Musk recently announced that the paid service of the platform, which has been used by few until now, will be completely renewed, Twitter Blue, for which users can subscribe for $8 per month (approximately HUF 3,150).