Elon Musk Wants Twitter to Be a WeChat Clone

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that should he proceed with his Twitter acquisition, the social media platform could become sort of a super app similar to the Chinese WeChat that would also support payments.

Musk spoke during a panel hosted by Chamath Palihapitiya, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks, and David Friedberg for their “All-In” podcast.

Musk also plans to integrate Dogecoin into Twitter.

Musk agreed that WeChat is “actually a good model” to follow and is something that has to be available beyond China as well.

Musk said that WeChat is a “sort of like Twitter, plus PayPal, plus a whole bunch of other things. And all rolled into one […] great interface. It’s really an excellent app.”

Payments, whether it’s cryptocurrency or fiat, can make “a lot of sense” from that perspective, said Musk.

According to Musk, “we just want something that’s incredibly useful and that people love using. It does need to happen somehow.”

Musk, also shared the idea of adding Dogecoin (DOGE), the meme cryptocurrency he’s promoted time and again, as means of payment for the users of Twitter’s premium subscription service.

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