American multinational social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, has announced the integration of audio and video calling features into its platform, providing a more comprehensive social experience. The feature is currently available for iOS users and will be made available for Android users soon.
While X’s premium subscribers can initiate both audio and video calls, all users can receive the incoming calls. Users have the option to manage their call settings within Direct Messages Settings. Users can by default receive calls from accounts they follow or have in their address book, provided they have granted access to their address book. To call another user, you must have received at least one Direct Message from them previously.
To initiate an audio or video call on iOS, follow these steps:
-Open the messaging app and tap the envelope icon to access your messages.
-Choose an existing direct message, or DM, or initiate a new one.
-Within the conversation, tap the phone icon. Here, a menu will appear, allowing you to select your call type. Choose between the “Audio call” or “Video call” option.
-The recipient’s account will receive a call notification. If they don’t answer, they will receive a missed call notification.
Just like any other audio call, users can put the call on speaker, mute/unmute it, and end the call by tapping the X button. For video calls, users can switch between the front or back-facing camera, and turn off speaker mode and camera.
So, whether you want to have a face-to-face conversation with a friend or engage with your followers through audio discussions, X’s new audio and video calling feature is poised to transform the way we connect and communicate online. The social media platform also gives you the ability to control who you can call. You can choose to receive calls from people in your address book, people you follow, and verified users.
As the platform continues to evolve and innovate, users can expect more exciting features and improvements in the future.