December 1, 2023

Twitter/X has began rolling out assist for audio and video calls, one thing that Elon Musk had teased again in August. When opening the cellular app, you might even see a pop-up display informing you in regards to the new audio/video calling capabilities, however you’ll be able to flip them off instantly.

As of immediately, you must have a Premium subscription to name different customers, however everybody on the platform is ready to obtain calls. Nonetheless, Premium customers can solely name customers who’ve already despatched them a Direct Message at the very least as soon as earlier than.

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All customers can management who can name them on X: You possibly can both select to obtain calls from folks in your handle guide, or you’ll be able to limit that to folks you comply with on X, and even simply verified customers (which means customers who pay for Premium) on the platform. These settings can be found in settings for Direct Messages.

Elon Musk mentioned that that is simply an “early model” of video and audio calling on X, however the truth that solely Premium customers can name different customers will closely limit its utility. And once more, the “X” model is a bit problematic. Would you have the ability to say “Let’s have an X name” and never assume this sounds barely awkward? In all probability not…

Anyway, that is simply one other brick within the “all the things app” Musk desires to construct with X. Along with these non-public communication options, X may also quickly add assist for online game streaming, one thing that Musk lately examined himself.