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XPayments account appearance re-ignites X/Twitter in-app transactions speculation

XPayments goes live. (Source: X/Twitter)
XPayments goes live. (Source: X/Twitter)
The registration of a new X/Twitter account with apparent direct links to the company may be connected to its owner Elon Musk's long-held aspirations of converting it into an "everything app". On that note, the same social media platform has also just enabled video and audio calling on Android, whereas the pay-walled feature had heretofore been exclusive to iOS.

Elon Musk's unabashed and overt ambition to make X (still also widely referred to as Twitter) the Western analog of WeChat has arguably encountered significant adversity since the company changed hands in 2022. On the other hand, the app has at least come much closer to stepping on WhatsApp's turf with the reported roll-out of the in-app calls feature to its version for Android.

The social media stalwart may also have made more progress in the infamous "everything app" vein with the institution of the "Payments" (or @XPayments) account. Given its official-looking "X" badge, there is evidence that it is an official first-party channel, and may accordingly assume the functions suggested by its name soon.

@XPayments has only just been created in January 2024, and has yet to make its first post or upload any media at the time of writing. Then again, it, like the "Enable audio and video calling" option, may become a paid X Premium feature, based on its new gold tick alone.

That aspect of the new account's existence has thrown more fuel on the fire of speculation that it will lead to full in-app transactions support soon - maybe even those with cryptocurrency, thus mirroring similar plans regarding Dogecoin on the Tesla merchandise web-store. 

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2024-01-21 (Update: 2024-01-21)