Elon Musk in his first meet with Twitter staff said we need 1.2 bn users as WeChat has

Elon Musk told Twitter staff that the company should model itself after China’s WeChat app if it wants to be more successful.

During his $44 billion takeovers of the San Francisco-based corporation, the entrepreneur made his remarks to the company’s employees.

Mr Musk, the world’s richest man, had his offer to buy the firm accepted by the board of directors in April but has since put doubt on whether it will go through due to accusations that bot and phoney account numbers are far higher than projected.

Mr Musk, who does a lot of Tesla business in China, complimented WeChat, which has over 1.2 billion users, during the all-hands meeting on Thursday.

According to CNBC, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that passing the one billion daily users threshold would be a success for Twitter.

In its Q1 earnings call earlier this year, Twitter stated that it had 229 million daily active users.

He also addressed fears that his takeover might result in layoffs at the tech firm.

“It is debatable. According to a source at the conference, Mr Musk stated, “The company does need to become healthy.” “Right now, the expenses outweigh the revenues.”

“Anyone who is a meaningful contributor has nothing to worry about,” he assured staff.

He also explained to his coworkers why he enjoys using Twitter, where he has 98.3 million followers.

“I adore Twitter,” he declared. “I get a lot out of what I do.”

And he added: “Some people use their hair to express themselves, I use Twitter”

Mr Musk was also questioned about remote working, something he has openly criticised at Tesla, where he has stated that employees who do not spend 40 hours per week in the office will be dismissed.

“Tesla creates cars, and you can’t make vehicles remotely,” he told Twitter’s workforce, adding that firing someone who “can only work remotely and is extraordinary” wouldn’t make sense.

Mr Musk was also questioned about remote working, something he has openly criticised at Tesla, where he has stated that employees who do not spend 40 hours per week in the office will be dismissed.

“Tesla creates cars, and you can’t make vehicles remotely,” he told Twitter’s workforce, adding that firing someone who “can only work remotely and is extraordinary” wouldn’t make sense.