Elon Musk has announced that X will be getting an audio and video calls feature very soon. He has also specified that the new feature will be compatible with Android, iOS, PC, and Mac.
Musk claims that audio and video calls can be made without any phone number. Implying the same, he said, "X is the effective global address book."
In a tweet, Elon Musk said, " Video & audio calls coming to X". He further provided some details about the feature that made it unique. He said, "The new feature does not require a phone number."
Video & audio calls coming to X:
- Works on iOS, Android, Mac & PC
- No phone number needed
- X is the effective global address book
That set of factors is unique.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 31, 2023
The new X feature has been teased multiple times in the past and now the feature is expected to make an appearance in one of the upcoming update. Twitter designer Andrea Conway had shared snippets of the new features, including the UI.
ring ring pic.twitter.com/1WemXRhFZf— Andrea Conway (@ehikian) July 7, 2023
The interface of the audio and video call looks very similar to other applications that offer in-app calling. The user will have the option to either make an audio or video call from the DM section. Elon Musk has not specified whether this new feature will only be available for Blue subscribers or it will be made available to all X users.
Musk has revealed that the new feature is official but he hasn't provided a timeline for the launch. One of the upcoming updates of the X app may bring this new audio-video calling feature.