Soon you can make audio and video calls on X

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Soon you can make audio and video calls on X

BY: Patrick Beech

X, the platform previously known as Twitter, is rolling out audio and video calls.

According to reports in The Verge, several users had already received a notification when opening the app, stating: “Audio and video calls are here!”

The report stated that there was also a new “Enable audio and video calling” toggle within the app’s settings, which says you can “turn the feature on and then select who you’re comfortable using it with.”

You can then make a call by opening a DM with another user, selecting the phone icon in the top right corner of the screen, and choosing audio or video call.

Users also get an option to select who can call them. They can choose between verified users, people they follow, and people in their address book.

Elon Musk had earlier confirmed the rollout of audio and video calls but added that it was still an early version of the feature.

He hinted that the features would be refined with time.

However, it is not clear yet if non-premium users can access audio and video calling on X or if it’s only reserved for paying customers.

Musk in July rebranded Twitter as X, saying it would become an “everything app” inspired by China’s WeChat that would allow users to socialize as well as handle their finances.