[Updated] Twitter 2.0: new or upcoming features, mass resignations, leaks, & more about the platform after Elon Musk's takeover

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 18, 2022) follows:

The recent acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk has been nothing short of a mess and extremely chaotic. Many are leaving the platform for good, while others are enjoying the drama with popcorn in their hand.

While some may say that the platform no longer promotes healthy communication, insightful debates, or useful information, it’s still one of the most popular social media platforms in the world and crushing past records.

So far, we have seen Musk’s plans including the Twitter Blue subscription and the new advertisement policy. But none of these changes were really well received by its users.

Elon Musk’s Twitter 2.0 chaos

The dust had hardly settled on these issues, Musk decided to make everything even more chaotic with the ‘Twitter 2.0’ bomb.

Apparently, the new owner of Twitter recently shared ‘hardcore’ plans for Twitter 2.0 with his staff members via email.

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This has inevitably prompted a considerable number of employees to resign en masse following the ultimatum. Not just that, more and more employees are now coming out listing other issues.

For instance, the decision to temporarily close offices and the fact that only a thousand employees signed up for the Twitter 2.0 approach are only making it worse for the platform.

With the entire payroll department also resigning and incoming reports about Twitter looking to hire software engineers for their future plans is furthering the idea of a looming disaster.

Twitter hiring new devs who want to work there, while those who did not want work there leave will be the start of a new culture, for sure.
It’s unlikely there would be handovers between new hires and old timers leaving tho. Another break with conventional backfill strategies.

But Twitter is surprisingly doing better

Many have already bid farewell to the platform for good thus pushing the #RIPTwitter and #Twitter 2.0 to trend on a daily basis. It’s interesting to note that Elon Musk seems to not be phased by these complaints.

In fact, he can often be seen bragging about the increase in the number of Twitter users ever since his takeover.

And … we just hit another all-time high in Twitter usage lol

Not just the new Twitter owner, many people have taken all this mockery to another level and are enjoying the drama and creating memes about the entire situation.

You can check out one of those memes below for reference:

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Nonetheless, it is quite evident that many people including Twitter employees are not here for the new cultural reset of the platform.

There are still numerous uncertainties and confusion unfolding every day that has forced many to distance themselves from the site.

It’s still unclear where the future of Twitter is ultimately headed but a lot of people have already strayed from their trust in the company.

That said, we’ll keep an eye on further developments and reflect the same here so stay tuned for more.

Update 1 (November 22, 2022)

12:23 pm (IST): After laying off thousands of employees, it’s been reported that Elon Musk is ready to hire again for the roles of engineering and sales.

Update 2 (November 25, 2022)

10:35 am (IST): Elon Musk has confirmed via a poll that they are planning to unban those accounts that were banned citing other issues apart from breaking laws or engaged in egregious spam.

05:00 pm (IST): After the mass layoff at Twitter, Elon Musk is now focusing on Twitter 2.0 and all the new changes he can bring to the platform. For that, Twitter is aggressively recruiting new employee who can contribute to Twitter 2.0.

Also, it came to notice that many employees are rejecting Elon Musk’s vision of hardcore Twitter 2.0 and leaving the company. More on that here.

And not just the employees, some WWE superstars are also not happy with the Twitter 2.0 at the moment.

05:50 pm (IST): In a recent meeting in San Francisco, Elon Musk told employees that he plans to encrypt DMs and add encrypted video and voice calling between accounts. More on that here.

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Riya Madaan

Weaving a little bit of life into the articles I write. No, not really! That's not really possible for a trash writer like me but I still try. Apart from it, I skate, meditate and medicate. Also keep myself away from troubles as I age.