A few months after landing the CEO role at X (formerly Twitter) in May, Linda Yaccarino said: “X will be a platform that can provide, well… everything.”
One of them includes audio and video calling, which the company has just started rolling out to users globally.
The new feature was included in the app’s latest update, which became widely available on Wednesday.
If you can’t think of another app with audio and video calling, you can easily turn off the feature and continue using the app as usual.
To turn off audio and video calls on X, just do the following steps:
– Choose your profile picture
– Select Settings and support
– Select Settings and privacy
– Select Privacy and security
– Select Direct message
– Turn off the slider that says, “Enable audio and video calling.”
On the other hand, if you don’t mind this new feature, just leave the slider in the “on” position and check the box corresponding to the person you’re happy to receive calls from. The options are: people in your address book, people you follow, and verified users. You can check any number from these three options.
Elon Musk, who acquired Twitter a year ago for $44 billion, posted a message on the platform on Wednesday describing the new feature as an “early version,” indicating that a number of changes may be on the way.
Musk has stated on several occasions how he wants to turn the platform into a so-called “super app” offering a variety of services, similar to China’s popular WeChat platform.
Additional services can include things like banking, payments, food delivery, ride sharing, shopping, and so on.