Today, Elon Musk unveiled an exciting update for X (formerly Twitter) – a brand-new capability that empowers users to engage in video and audio calls directly within the platform. This functionality mirrors the call features found on popular platforms like WhatsApp and Instagram.
Currently, this feature is exclusively accessible to X Premium (who are subscribed to Twitter Blue) subscribers, and it’s currently limited to iOS. Nevertheless, X has assured that Android users can look forward to gaining access to this feature in the near future.
Let’s look at how to enable and use this feature within the X.
X Introduces WhatsApp-Like Audio and Video Calling – Here’s How to Enable and Use it
X has officially started gradually rolling out its highly anticipated video and audio calling functionality. Yet, users need to take the initiative and manually activate this feature before they can start using it.
Step 1: Open X’s Settings.
Step 2: Now choose Privacy and safety.
Step 3: Tap on Direct messages.
Step 4: Here you will find a toggle button for Enable audio and video calling. Turn it on by tapping on it.
After activation, you’ll have the option to select individuals who are authorized to initiate audio and video calls with you, or vice versa. You can make an audio and video call to people on X who are –
- In your address book.
- People you follow.
- Verified users on X.
- When it comes to accessibility, it’s currently uncertain if X users will exclusively have the ability to make calls via X’s app on Android and iOS. The question remains whether this feature will also extend to the web platform.
It’s important to highlight that Musk initially confirmed the introduction of X’s video and audio calling feature in an August 2023 post. During this announcement, he stated that the feature would be compatible with Android, iOS, PC, and Mac, and notably, users wouldn’t require a phone number to utilize this functionality.
Here’s how to make a video/call on X:
- Open Direct Messages as told above.
- You can either tap on an existing direct message conversation or initiate a new conversation.
- Now click on the Phone
- Then, select ‘Audio call’ to begin an audio call or click on ‘Video call’ to initiate a video call.
X’s latest audio and video calling feature marks an exciting leap forward in the platform’s capabilities. While currently exclusive to X Premium subscribers on iOS, the promise of its expansion to Android users in the near future holds great potential. By following the steps outlined in our how-to guide, you can easily enable and enjoy this feature, connecting with friends and followers in your address book, those you follow, and verified users on X.