Android users will be able to make audio and video calls with X
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Android users will be able to make audio and video calls with X

X Elon Musk’s social network, now allows users to make audio and video calls directly from the app.

Android users will be able to use the feature after an update to the app, according to one of the X engineers working on the project.

In August 2023, CEO Linda Yaccarino shared exciting plans to bring video calls to the platform, and by October, iOS users got to enjoy this new feature. Interestingly, while any user can receive a call, only those with a paid subscription can make one. This falls in line with X’s strategy of offering special perks to its premium users. However, in a surprising move earlier in the month, X decided to remove the ability for premium users to set NFTs as their profile pictures.

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Users now have the option to control their calling experience through the Settings menu. By navigating to Privacy and Safety > Direct Messages, they can easily toggle the option to Enable audio and video calling. Moreover, users can decide who can reach out to them through calls, choosing from their address book, people they follow, and verified users. It’s a flexible system, allowing users to select multiple options based on their preferences.

Despite these changes, X remains committed to its ambitious goal of becoming an “everything app.” In a recent vision statement for 2024, the company outlined plans to launch peer-to-peer payments, introduce new xAI-powered features like “show dissimilar posts,” and roll out additional advertising products for marketers.

However, there have been reports of advertisers shifting away from X, choosing to spend their budgets on platforms like LinkedIn. This shift was attributed to an incident in November 2023 when Elon Musk, the high-profile figure associated with X, made controversial remarks, telling advertisers, “Go f*ck yourself” during an event. This incident seems to have had an impact on advertiser preferences.

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