X (formerly Twitter) boss Elon Musk on Friday said that he plans to discontinue his mobile phone number and use only the X platform for messages, audio and video calls. This decision comes soon after Musk revealed that X is the most downloaded app in the US.
Musk on X confirmed that he will transition to X for major things like calls and texts.
“In a few months, I will discontinue my phone number and only use X for texts and audio/video calls,” noted Musk on the platform.
Musk’s move is seen as an effort to promote the audio and video calling capabilities of X.
X released the ability to do audio calls and video calls in October 2023. Since then, Premium users of the app have been able to use the platform for both types of calls.
Reacting to Musk’s post, several users shared their thoughts, while some posted memes.
In a world run by corporate power, Elon is rapidly becoming a kind of benevolent monarch, clearing out the corruption and abuse of the "ruling class" one department at a time for internet, cars, phones, purportedly banks to come etc – how they must seethe. https://t.co/S0X48Mnn2h
— Matthew Bohler (@BohlerMatthew) February 9, 2024
— OGOL (@Ogolkotiu) February 9, 2024
You will become the true X Man. pic.twitter.com/fxewjmZaCi
— BEBE (@X_BEBEeth) February 9, 2024
Sad but true 💙 pic.twitter.com/8Zyg9QFDfC
— THE CHELSEA FORUM (@TheChelseaForum) February 9, 2024
This move of Musk isn’t new as he has been pushing the usage of X for a while now. He wants to make X an everything app.
Not long ago, Musk promoted full-length videos on X. He asked Mr.Beast, a popular YouTuber, to post his videos directly on X instead of a YouTube video URL. The YouTuber did exactly that sometime later.
Now, several media firms and influencers are posting directly on X. Recently, a 2-hour-long interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin was posted on X. Musk reposted it promoting the ability to cast it directly on TV via AirPlay. Again, he pushed X’s feature, strengthening his aim to make X an all-round app.
In other news about X, Musk recently announced that the X app is the most downloaded app of any kind on iOS. Obviously, that’s for the US region.
In December 2023, Meta-owned Threads (X’s rival) was one of the most downloaded apps on Google’s Play Store for Android.
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Author Name | Pranav Sawant