Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter Inc, disclosed information about upcoming features for the platform on Tuesday, which will include the addition of encrypted messaging and the ability to make calls.
Last year, Musk flagged plans for “Twitter 2.0 The Everything App”, which he said would have features such as encrypted direct messages (DMs), longform tweets and payments.
“Coming soon will be voice and video chat from your handle to anyone on this platform, so you can talk to people anywhere in the world without giving them your phone number,” Musk said in a tweet on Tuesday.
Twitter’s addition of a call feature will make it more similar to social media apps like Facebook and Instagram, which already have this feature.
According to Musk, Twitter will offer a type of direct messaging that is encrypted, starting on Wednesday. However, it is unclear whether encrypted phone calls will also be available.
Twitter this week said it will start a cleansing process by removing and archiving accounts that have been inactive for several years.