News JVTech After the takeover of Twitter, Elon Musk announces the color with a brand new feature
While Elon Musk bought Twitter last October, the changes on the social network are already being felt. With the arrival of this brand new feature, it seems that the billionaire wants to build a Twitter in his image with his own emotions.
The new Twitter feature adds a new feature
After redesigning posts on Twitter by changing the display order of “Like”, “Retweet” and “Comment” interactions, Elon Musk is introducing Twitter to crypto.
The billionaire is a big aficionado of cryptocurrencies and continues to show his interest in the sector through his companies. After accepting DOGE and Bitcoin as means of payment at SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk is taking up the Twitter cause with a new feature.
In fact, it is now possible to consult the price of cryptocurrencies in real time directly on Twitter. At the moment, the only ones affected by this news are the two biggest cryptocurrencies in the rankings, namely Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Nevertheless, to everyone’s surprise, the DOGE coin, Elon Musk’s crypto of choice, is not supported by the new Twitter feature.
A Wall Street-like Twitter
To see the prices of cryptos in real time, just enter Bitcoin or Ethereum in the search field of the social network. After validation, we find the top of the topics regarding the two terms, as usual, but also a curve that indicates the price of the digital currency in real time.
This data is provided by the famous trading platform RobinHood, with which Twitter appears to have entered into a partnership agreement. In fact, clicking on this curve redirects Twitter directly to the website of the American financial broker. It is thus also possible to consult the price of various shares on the traditional stock market such as Google, Amazon or Tesla, in addition to Bitcoin and Ethereum.
This decision may seem surprising as the price of the two cryptocurrencies and stocks have been falling for 1 year. However, it looks like Elon Musk has a plan.
More than a financialization of the platform, Twitter seems to be moving towards an “alternative Google”. In fact, this initiative seems to turn against this famous “all-purpose application” that Musk has talked about since the acquisition of the platform.
Buying Twitter is an accelerator to create X, the alt app
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 4 October 2022
According to him, Twitter could be a testing ground to test and develop new features in preparation for the implementation of “X”:
“Twitter is probably accelerating X by 3 to 5 years, but I could be wrong” he announced via his networks.
In this sense, after the addition of this new feature, several users in the cryptocurrency world are impatient to see the next step. Some hope to see crypto payments on Twitter within the next few months with the implementation of a native token. The topic cannot be ruled out as the platform already supports crypto with the “Bitcoin tips” donation system.