Elon Musk’s X is now a lot more than a social media platform, it will now let users make audio and video calls on tha platform. The social media platform is introducing a new way for users to communicate with each other through audio and video calls. However, this feature is currently exclusive to X Premium (Twitter Blue) users who are using iOS devices, with plans to make it available to Android users in the near future.
If you are a free X user, you can still use this feature, but there are some rules to follow. You can control who can call you by adjusting your direct messaging settings. By default, you can receive calls from people you follow or are in your address book. But there’s a catch: To initiate a call, both you and the person you want to call must have exchanged at least one direct message with each other.
Here’s a quick guide on how to initiate a call on X:
- Open your direct messages.
- Choose an existing chat or start a new one.
- Click on the phone symbol.
- Decide between ‘Audio call’ or ‘Video call’ by tapping the appropriate icons.
Once you start the call, the person you’re calling will receive a notification. If they don’t answer, they will still receive a notification about the missed call.
Elon Musk previously announced this additional feature in August, part of his vision to transform Twitter into a versatile, multi-purpose app. The good news is that these audio and video calling features will work not only on iPhones but also on Android devices, Mac computers, and regular PCs. Interestingly, you won’t need a phone number to use these features, making it even more convenient for users.
If you want to manage your calling preferences on X, follow these steps: Start by tapping the envelope icon to access your messages. Then, tap the Settings icon in the top right corner to access your messaging settings. In these settings you can enable or disable audio and video calling features. If you choose to enable it, you can specify who can call you, including people in your address book, people you follow, and verified users.
This expansion of X’s capabilities marks an exciting evolution, turning the platform into much more than just a place for written posts. By incorporating audio and video calls, users can connect and communicate in new and engaging ways, no matter what device they are using. The change could redefine the way people interact on social media, bringing Twitter, now X, to a wider audience.