Elon Musk Announces Upcoming Audio and Video Call Feature on X (Formerly Twitter)

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has revealed that X (formerly known as Twitter) will soon introduce audio and video call capabilities to the platform. Musk shared this information in a post on Thursday, specifying that the new feature will be compatible with Android, iOS, PC, and Mac devices.

Musk highlighted that once launched, this feature would allow users to make audio and video calls without the need for a phone number. He stated, “Video and audio calls are coming to X; it works on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC; no phone number needed; X is the effective global address book. That set of factors is unique.”

However, Elon Musk did not provide a specific date for the release of this new feature, leaving users eager to learn more about its functionalities and availability.

In a related development, Musk announced two weeks ago that X users would no longer have the ability to block other accounts, citing that the feature made “no sense.”

Back in April 2023, Musk introduced a feature allowing media publishers to charge users on a per-article basis, aiming to enable content monetization, including long-form text and lengthy videos, for Twitter users.

In May, the Twitter CEO provided updates, revealing that the platform would take a 10 percent cut on content subscriptions after the first year.

Earlier this month, X initiated its monthly advertisement revenue payment scheme for verified content creators, offering a new way for creators to monetize their presence on the platform.

The transformation of Twitter into X occurred last month, with Elon Musk and the newly hired CEO, Linda Yaccarino, envisioning it as an “everything app” inspired by China’s WeChat, offering users both social and financial capabilities.

X’s payment branch, Twitter Payments LLC, recently obtained a “crucial” currency transmitter license from the US state of Rhode Island, granting it the ability to engage in cryptocurrency-related activities, including exchanges, wallets, and payment processing.

This license allows X to securely manage, transfer, and facilitate the exchange of digital assets on behalf of its users.

Since Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter in October of the previous year, the platform has experienced significant changes, including a decline in its advertising business and alterations to content moderation, which have drawn mixed reactions from users and advertisers alike. The rebranding of Twitter to X also marked a notable shift in the platform’s identity, with the well-known blue bird logo being replaced by a white X.

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