Elon Musk Criticizes WhatsApp, Twitter Adds Similar Features – 2023

Mushtaq Khan
May 10, 2023
Elon Musk
Elon Musk Criticizes WhatsApp, Twitter Adds Similar Features

Recently, there have been some concerns regarding the use of microphones by messaging apps like WhatsApp. A Twitter engineer named Foad Dabiri posted a screenshot on Twitter showing that WhatsApp had used his microphone while he was sleeping. The screenshot appeared to indicate that the app had accessed his microphone from 4:20 am to 6:53 am. Dabiri expressed his concern, tweeting, “What’s going on?”

Elon Musk responded to the tweet by stating that WhatsApp cannot be trusted. However, WhatsApp claimed that the issue was due to a bug in Android, which caused incorrect information in the privacy dashboard. The company reached out to Google to investigate and fix the problem.

Despite the issues, Twitter CEO has added features like voice and video calls that are similar to WhatsApp. Musk confirmed that he is also adding WhatsApp-like features to Twitter, including the ability to make voice and video calls.

Elon Musk Tweet

Musk has been involved in several changes on Twitter, and he seems to be focused on improving the platform’s messaging capabilities. His tweet stated that he aims to release encrypted DMs V1.0 and that the feature would continue to evolve in sophistication. Musk assured Twitter users that their DMs would remain private and secure, even if there was a gun to his head.

Overall, Elon Musk’s concerns regarding WhatsApp’s use of microphones have raised some eyebrows, but it seems that Twitter is now looking to improve its messaging capabilities to compete with WhatsApp. As for the issue with Dabiri’s microphone, it appears to be a bug, and WhatsApp has taken steps to address the problem.

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