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Elon Musk Affirms Twitter’s Upcoming Video Editing and Filters Features

Twitter has announced its intention to incorporate video editing and filters into its platform, following in
the footsteps of Meta Platforms Inc., also known as Meta, the parent company of Instagram. The
decision comes after a Twitter user with the handle “GailAlfarATX” expressed their desire for the ability
to edit clips, incorporate pleasing music, apply subtle filters, and add pictures directly within the
platform, eliminating the need for external applications.
Elon Musk, known for his influential presence on social media platforms, responded to the user’s tweet
with a succinct affirmation, indicating that Twitter will soon introduce similar features to enhance the
microblogging experience. This statement implies that Elon Musk, who previously announced his
departure as the CEO of Twitter, intends to make a significant exit from his position as the platform’s
chief executive. Additionally, it suggests that despite relinquishing the CEO role to Linda Yaccarino, the
prominent tech billionaire still holds influence in approving new features for the platform.
Both Twitter and Meta (formerly known as Facebook) have previously ventured into each other’s
domains, indicating a competitive landscape between the two platforms. Earlier this year, there were
reports suggesting that Facebook, under the leadership of Mark Zuckerberg, was contemplating the
development of its own Twitter alternative. This initiative was likely driven by growing user
dissatisfaction and the desire to offer an alternative social media experience that addresses the concerns
and preferences of users who may be seeking alternatives to Twitter.