However, the specifics of how X intends to use this biometric information remain unclear. Typically, online platforms utilize biometrics like fingerprints or facial scans for user authentication during sign-ins or transactions, particularly in the realm of banking and payments.
One potential method for X to collect biometric data is through user photos or videos, possibly by requesting access to their device’s camera. Nevertheless, X has yet to provide a detailed explanation of this system’s operation.
Under the leadership of Elon Musk, X has been actively expanding its scope beyond social media, messaging, and audio content into domains such as financial services and recruitment. Notably, the company reportedly acquired Laskie, a job recruitment tool, last year, marking its first acquisition since Musk’s acquisition of Twitter for $44 billion in 2022.
It’s worth mentioning that Musk is no longer the CEO of X; he handed over the reins to former NBC Universal Chairman of Advertising and Partnerships, Linda Yaccarino, in June.