In an effort to find new sources of revenue, Musk has introduced a new price chart feature on his social media platform following the withdrawal of numerous advertisers.
Twitter has launched a new feature that allows users to view price charts for major stocks, ETFs, and cryptocurrencies when searching for them on the platform.
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When users tweet the symbol of a stock, ETF, or cryptocurrency with a “$” in front of it, a clickable link appears in the tweet that takes them to search results that now include pricing graphs for the symbol.
In a statement, CEO Musk said: “One of many product improvements coming to financial Twitter!”
Users can also search for symbols directly in the search bar. The price charts are provided by Robinhood, a US-based trading platform for traditional investments and cryptocurrencies.
“In the coming weeks, we’ll refine the user experience and expand our coverage of symbols,” Twitter said in a statement.
Dogecoin not yet listed
However, some users have noted that Robinhood is not available in all countries and have requested that Twitter use other price data providers. Currently, only BTC and ETH have price charts displayed.
Dogecoin, a favorite of Twitter CEO Elon Musk, does not yet have a price chart available.
The price charts show the current value of a cryptocurrency as well as its performance over a specified time period. The charts on Twitter are updated in real-time, according to Twitter.
Elon Musk said Wednesday he will step down from his role as Twitter CEO when he finds someone “foolish enough to take the job.”
I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2022
The statement came following a recent Twitter poll in which 57% of users voted in favor of the eccentric billionaire leaving his position. Musk promised to abide by the result of the poll.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has faced backlash from users and investors following a series of controversial decisions on the social media platform.
Banned, unbanned, banned
Recently, Musk banned an account that tracked the location of his private jet and suspended critical journalists who reported on the ban. This led to an exodus of some engaged users to other social networks, including decentralised competitor Mastodon, whose own account was later banned for posting a link to the jet tracker’s account on the rival platform.
In response, Musk banned all links to other social networks, including Mastodon, Instagram, Facebook, and even minor platforms such as Nostr and Linktree. MetaNews recently covered the basics on Nostr.
The ban was later lifted after a Twitter poll from the Twitter Safety account, with Musk apologizing and promising that major policy changes would be put to a vote in the future. These actions have caused concern among some investors and users.