X is rolling out audio and video calls to Android

Elon Musk’s personal social community X is rolling out the power to make audio and video calls straight from the app to its Android consumer.

One of many X engineers engaged on the venture posted in regards to the characteristic launch and mentioned will probably be obtainable to Android customers after an app replace.

In August 2023, CEO Linda Yaccarino first talked about introducing video calls to the platform and eventually rolled it out to iOS users in October.

Notably, any consumer can obtain a name however solely paid customers can place a name. It’s one of many lengthy record of issues solely paid customers can do on X. Nonetheless, X eliminated the ability for premium users to set an NFT as a profile picture earlier in the month.

Customers can allow or disable calling via Settingle > Privateness and security > Direct Messages > Allow audio and video calling. The identical menu provides individuals the power to manage who can name them: individuals of their handle guide, individuals they observe, and verified customers. They will choose a number of choices from these picks.

X is just about nonetheless bold about changing into an “everything app.” Earlier this month, the corporate published its vision for 2024 together with launching peer-to-peer fee, new xAI-powered options reminiscent of “show dissimilar posts,” and extra advert merchandise for entrepreneurs.

Stories urged that advertisers are leaving X and opting to spend money on platforms like LinkedIn after Musk instructed them “Go f*ck yourself” at an event in November 2023.