Friday, December 1, 2023

Twitter (X) Audio and Video Calling Now Available

We have to go back to last May to find the first reports about the audio and video calls that were on their way to Twitter, now known as X. In fact, it is one of the functions that Elon Musk has promoted the most since he acquired the network social. Well, after several months of waiting, they are now available.

The launch of Twitter audio and video calling is part of Elon Musk’s strategy to turn X into an all-in-one app. That is, from which users can use the already known social functions, in addition to communication and payment proposals. The latter, however, has not yet seen the light of day.

It is important to mention that Twitter audio and video calls are only present, for now, in the mobile application on iOS. In fact, you must download the latest update available in the App Store.

Of course, Twitter audio and video calls are integrated within direct messages. Basically, then, this section already works as if it were WhatsApp in its most basic state.

Now, since it is a feature that few—or no one—requested, it is likely that you will find it annoying to have it activated. Especially if you are one of the people who has their messages open to the public.

If this is the case, don’t worry, Elon Musk and his people offer us the option to disable them. To do this, simply follow these steps:

  1. Tap your profile picture in the top left corner.
  2. In Configuration and supportpress Settings and privacy.
  3. Enter to Privacy & Security.
  4. Accede to Direct messages.
  5. Locate the audio and video call switch and turn it off.

Ready, with this configuration you will prevent other Twitter users from starting audio or video calls.

If, on the other hand, you want to keep this function on, but limiting who can call youin the same settings menu it is possible to choose between:

  • People in your contact list.
  • People you follow.
  • Verified users.

Will audio and video calls be successful on Twitter? It’s still too early to tell. As seen previously, It is a novelty in which there was very little interest on the part of users. X is in a transformation stage that involves embracing features that will make it a more complex application, whether you like it or not…

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