Users of the Elon Musk-run social media network X (previously Twitter) will soon be able to call their connections without giving up their phone numbers. Video and voice calls will soon be available on X for all customers, including those using iOS, Android, and desktop.
The official tweet that shared the information on the platform said, “Video & audio calls coming to X: Works on iOS, Android, Mac & PC, X serves as the world’s functional address book, therefore a phone number is not required. These particular factors are special.
According to reports, the video calling option will be in the upper right corner of the Direct Message (DM) menu, where the new capabilities will be accessible. The new DM menu will have a look and feel similar to existing platforms like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
In an earlier interview with CNBC, CEO Linda Yaccarino announced the announcement and stated that the new features will “enhance communication on the platform” and “provide users with more ways to connect with one another.”
An image of the new DM menu, which depicts the video calling option, was also posted on Twitter by design engineer Andrea Conway of X. Next to the current options for sending text messages, images, and videos, the option may be found in the upper right corner of the menu.
In the upcoming weeks, all users should start receiving the enhanced voice and video calling features.
It’s important to note that the new function aims to improve platform communication. As the platform currently supports calling across its many platforms, including Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram, it is also considered as a potent answer to rival Meta.
Elon Musk had previously discussed his goals for turning X into a one-stop shop for users. The CEO of Tesla has frequently stated that he wants to enable users to transmit payments, view films, express themselves in lengthy postings, subscribe to their favourite producers, and even keep money.
Musk has already made considerable strides in achieving these objectives. For instance, Twitter just began paying artists a portion of their earnings, and it now accepts two-hour long films.
Along with these modifications, Musk has also unveiled a brand-new professional networking function dubbed “Hirings.” With a verified place for job searchers and companies, this tool, which is comparable to LinkedIn, seeks to streamline the recruiting process.
Only verified organizations—those that have been reviewed by Twitter—will have access to X Hirings. This will make it possible for job searchers to locate jobs in a secure environment.
The company’s profile will feature the employment openings, which can be found by using various search parameters like location and keyword. On Twitter, job seekers may submit direct applications, and companies can get in touch with them there.