Elon Musk‘s social network, X, has announced the launch of audio and video calling features for its Android application. This new capability will allow Android users to make audio and video calls directly from the X app. The feature is set to be made available to Android users following an app update. The introduction of video calls was first mentioned by CEO Linda Yaccarino in August 2023 and was subsequently released to iOS users in October. While any user can receive a call, only paid members will be able to place calls.
To enable or disable calling, users can navigate to “Settings > Privacy and Safety > Direct Messages” within the app. From there, they can manage who can call them, including people in their address book, those they follow, and verified users. Users have the flexibility to select multiple options from these categories.
This new feature is part of a range of benefits exclusive to paid members on X. However, the platform recently removed the ability for premium users to set an NFT as a profile picture. The ongoing development of X’s features reflects the platform’s commitment to providing a unique and evolving social networking experience for its users.
The launch of X calls is just one piece of X’s ambitious roadmap. The company is actively developing peer-to-peer payment functionalities, innovative xAI-powered features, and a diverse range of ad products, all designed to make X your one-stop shop for all your communication and connection needs.
X’s latest update brings exciting new communication capabilities to its Android user base. The ability to make audio and video calls directly from the app represents a significant enhancement to the platform’s functionality. By offering a range of calling settings, X is empowering its users to manage their communication experience within the app.