In a post on X, Elon Musk has confirmed the rollout of audio and video calls whilst adding that it’s an “early version” of the feature. The feature has long been hinted at by Musk, who stated that adding audio and video calls to the platform is part of his goal to make it the “everything app.”
Several users on the platform have reported receiving a notification when opening the app, stating: “Audio and video calls are here!” There’s 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.”
It includes options to allow audio and video calls from only people in your address book, people you follow, verified users, or all three. 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.
Musk also said that the feature would be available on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC, with “no phone number needed.”
It’s currently unclear how widely X has launched audio and video calls or if non-Premium users can use it, although last month, hashtag inventor and open-source advocate Chris Messina found that X’s code suggested that users would have to sign up for X’s Premium subscription to use it.
Meanwhile, Musk also mentioned charging all users a yearly price to access the platform and has already started making users in New Zealand and the Phillippines $1 per year.
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