Elon Musk says he wants to buy Twitter to accelerate the creation of X, the application that does everything. We know what that can look like. Find out!
In 2021, American billionaire Elon Musk announced his intention to buy Twitter for 44 billion dollars. A few worries and disagreements had then brought down the deal. But in recent weeks, the richest man in the world has changed his mind and now wants to complete the takeover. But its objective is far from what we think. In a tweet, the man claims that “buying out Twitter will accelerate the creation of X, the app that does it all.” So what could this one app to rule them all look like? We thought about it!
Elon Musk is accustomed to such statements. The American does not miss an opportunity to share his thoughts on his favorite social network. Thus, during the month of June 2022, he had already mentioned WeChat, the Chinese application to which he has drawn many praises. He then asserted “WeChat is a great app, but it has no equal outside of China. There is a real opportunity to create that.”
Indeed, WeChat is the app that does it all. From messaging and calls to games and payments, it has everything you need.
With over a billion active users, WeChat is one of the most popular apps in the world. And it’s not just popular in China – WeChat is used by people all over the world.
So what makes WeChat so special ? Well, for starters, it’s a really convenient way to keep in touch with your friends and family. You can also use WeChat to pay for things, make appointments and even hail a cab. In addition, it allows you to meet people, to lend money, to order food, to contact a doctor, but also to separate.
In short, WeChat is an essential app for all people in China. Almost everything is there and almost nothing you can do can be done without it. It is one of great apps very present in Asia.
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In this model adopted by WeChat, there are many other applications in various Asian countries. These great apps allow users to be centralized and do everything in one place.
In Japan, we have LINE which allows you to make an appointment with a doctor,listen to music, ordering food, reading the news, meeting people, etc. In Singapore, its equivalent is called grab. It also offers as many features and allows users to do everything they want and pay directly through the application. In India there is Paytm or GoJek in Indonesia.
So these are the kind of applications that the strong man of You’re here wants to create by buying Twitter. For him, the takeover of the social network from the blue bird will speeding up “probably the creation of X by three to five years, but I could be wrong”. And being wrong is more than likely.
Indeed, today there is a variety of powerful applications on the market: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Signal, Telegram, Tik-Tok, etc. And the secret wish of these applications is also to become great apps. This is mainly the reason why they keep adding new features to their service.
Moreover, it will be almost impossible for Elon Musk to impose his X-app, since the competitors already have a fairly solid user database. And all fonctionnalities that Elon Musk wants to add to his possible application, there is already alternatives on the market. In addition to having to convince the users, it will also be necessary to negotiate with the rulers. A path that could be really long.