X (formerly Twitter) spread Audio and video calls for iOS users Come back in October 2023. Now this feature is coming to Android with an engineer on X. @enriquebrgnsharing the news in a post: “Audio and video calling on X is rolling out to Android users today! Update your app and call your mom.”
Audio and video calling on X is slowly rolling out to Android users today! update your app and call your mom
— Enrique 🦖 (@enriquebrgn) January 18, 2024
Linda Yaccarino, CEO of Company X, first announced a video chat on its platform Last August, as part of his and owner Elon Musk’s plan to create an “everything” app. Of course, the perks that come with its awesome plan, including hosting audio and video calls, are primarily available only to premium subscribers. However, any user can receive calls, regardless of whether they help fund it Musk’s dreams (which will cost you $8 per month or $84 per year).
If WhatsApp, Zoom, Teams and more are enough for you, turning off calls on X is easy. Go to settings and tap on privacy and security and then tap on direct messages. There, you’ll see an option that enables audio and video calls, which you can make sure is disabled. Alternatively, you can control who can call you in X. Limits include people in your address book, verified users, and people you follow. These restrictions can be useful to prevent unwanted calls, because the person on the other end of the line does not need your phone number to contact you.