X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, has quietly rolled out audio and video call features. Several users, reported receiving notifications upon opening the app, confirming the introduction of these long-awaited features. The notification stated, “Audio and video calls are here!”
The update includes a new “Enable audio and video calling” toggle in the app’s settings. This toggle allows users to activate the feature and choose who they are comfortable making calls with. Options include allowing calls from people in the user’s address book, those they follow, verified users, or all three. Making a call is as simple as opening a direct message with another user, selecting the phone icon in the top right corner of the screen, and choosing between audio and video call options.
Although X hasn’t made an official announcement, there have been hints and teasers regarding the new feature. X owner, Elon Musk, has long expressed his intention to make X an “everything app,” and he recently confirmed that audio and video calls would be available on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC, with no requirement for a phone number.
However, the availability of audio and video calls to non-Premium users and the extent of the rollout remain unclear. It was previously suggested that users might need a Premium subscription to access these features. X has not yet responded to inquiries regarding these details.
In addition to this development, Musk also hinted at the possibility of charging all users a yearly fee for platform access, already implementing a $1 per year fee for users in New Zealand and the Philippines.