Elon Musk owned social media giant X (formerly Twitter) is rolling out the ability to make audio and video calls feature to the platform for Android users.
They launched the same feature for the iOS app last October. Users may need to update their app to see the settings and features. A developer from X, Enrique Barragan shared this information on the microblogging site. There is a caveat to using the feature. Only premium members of the X platform can use this feature. However, anyone can receive a call. It’s a long list of premium-only features X released.
It is not clear whether they have released the feature worldwide or is limited to some regions. However, we have confirmed that our device is now showing the feature on the X app after the update.
To enable or disable the audio and video calls feature on X, go to Settings > Privacy and Safety > Direct Messages > Enable Audio and Video Calling. There are some additional settings in there too, like the ability to control who can call them.
Ever since the Elon Musk Acquisition, he has pressed on for X to become an ‘everything app’. For that, the company published its vision for 2024. They will be launching peer-to-peer payment, new xAI-powered features, and some products to make marketing better on the platform.
The functionality of audio and video calls is already available on Messenger, WhatsApp, and basically every other tool available in the market. These tools already have millions of users and are likely the preferred choice of communication for most.
These features are an element of the everything app dream of Elon Musk, but I’m not sure whether people will use this feature or not. Nevertheless, the features are there anyway and can come in handy sometime in the future.