During his first meeting with Twitter employees, Elon Musk revealed what could be his future project for Twitter: making it the Western WeChat.
WeChat, does that mean anything to you? If you continue to use Twitter, however, you might get used to some of its features. During a first one-hour interview with Twitter teams, Elon Musk revealed what seems to be the guideline of his project for the platform he is about to own. The businessman said he wanted to make Twitter the Western WeChat. In other words, a do-it-all app that’s versatile and significantly more diverse than the service is today.
“Think of it like WeChat in China, which is great right now, but has no equivalent outside of China“Explained Elon Musk in particular about Twitter. “There is a real opportunity to [corriger] that“, Continued the interested party, whose remarks are reported to us by Business Insider. “In China, you kind of live on WeChat, because it’s so useful in daily life. I think if we achieve this or come close to it with Twitter, it will be a success“.
For Twitter, Elon Musk looks to China
If Elon Musk sticks to his stated plan, then Twitter would become much more than the current microblogging platform. WeChat indeed combines several services into one. With a billion users in China, the application is considered a “Super App” which combines instant messaging, social network and mobile payment platform.
Anyway, Elon Musk’s project is ambitious, very ambitious, as Jasmine Enberg, analyst for Insider Intelligence, points out. “Turning Twitter into a WeChat-like super app would be a massive undertaking for Musk“, she explained to the Associated Press. “Changing consumer behavior is difficult, something Meta quickly discovered during its own super app ambitions.“. We will see if the Twitter teams have the means to materialize the project of their new master.
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