Twitter launching video and voice calls

X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, has started rolling out audio and video calls, Engadget reports.

Some users were greeted with a pop-up notification announcing the feature was available on Thursday.

The notification includes instructions on managing which users can call them and changing other settings relating to the feature.

To stop people from calling you on X, users with the feature available can navigate to their direct messages (DMs) tab and tap the gear icon.

If enabled, the settings list will include a toggle to enable or disable audio and video calling.

It will also let users choose to only allow people in their address book, those they follow, or Twitter/X verified users to call them.

Twitter’s evolution into the “everything app”

Twitter/X CEO Linda Yaccarino previously told CNBC that users on the platform would be able to make “video chat calls” without providing their phone numbers.

That came after Twitter/X designer Andrea Conway hinted at the feature in July 2023, with screenshots of a DM between users with a phone icon visible in the top right-hand corner and a fullscreen video call.

The capability is likely part of Twitter/X owner Elon Musk’s ambition to make the app a one-stop shop for all manner of features.

Yaccarino previously said that Twitter aimed to become the future state of “unlimited interactivity”, with audio, video, messaging, and payments at its core.

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