Signal's President Skeptical Of Elon Musk's 'Super App' Ambitions With X

The idea that Elon Musk could transform X, formerly known as Twitter, into a ‘super app’ has been met with skepticism by Signal‘s President, Meredith Whittaker, Business Insider reported.

Whittaker, a former Google executive and co-founder of AI Now, doubts the feasibility of Twitter evolving into a platform similar to WeChat, China’s leading messaging app.

Whittaker, who became president of Signal last year, believes the era for such all-encompassing platforms has passed.

“People have been talking about it for years, and we still don’t have a super app,” she told Swiss magazine Schweizer Monat.

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While ‘super apps’ like WeChat, Line and Kakao thrive in Asia, they emerged at a time when there was minimal competition and significant government integration. Whittaker doesn’t see a similar scenario playing out in the U.S..

Despite Whittaker’s skepticism, Musk, who acquired Twitter last year, remains undeterred in his quest to transform it into an ‘everything app’.

Other major tech companies, including Meta Platforms Inc. FB and Uber Technologies Inc. UBER, have also been diversifying their offerings to resemble ‘super apps’.

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