X (Formerly Twitter) Rolls Out Audio and Video Calling Feature in Early Version

Srishti Dey
Srishti Dey October 27, 2023
Updated 2023/10/27 at 2:57 PM

X—formerly known as Twitter—is moving closer to being a super-app with a wide range of features. Elon Musk, the company’s owner and chief technology officer said that some X customers will be able to utilize an early version of the voice and video calling functionality. Musk wants to transform X into a “everything app,” providing a wide range of features that go beyond conventional social networking. This move is in line with that goal.


Elon Musk's X launches early version of video and audio calling

Major Advancements:

Feature for Audio and Video Calling: Elon Musk wrote a post on the X platform explaining how to activate the initial iteration of the audio and video calling feature. This is a significant improvement to the platform’s functioning and is consistent with Musk’s goal of improving the user experience.

X’s Evolution: Elon Musk declared his intention to turn Twitter into a super-app following the company’s purchase and rebranding as X. Peer-to-peer payments, social networking, texting, and other services are all included in this concept.

User-Friendly Approach: Musk has already made hints that users wouldn’t have to provide their phone numbers in order to utilize the audio and video chatting functions. These capabilities are meant to be available across a range of platforms, including PCs, Android from Google, and iOS from Apple.

Model of Subscription: X recently said that it was testing a model of Subscription called “Not A Bot.” For minimal features, this model will charge a yearly price of $1, or around Rs. 83. Through the introduction of fees for behaviors such as likes, reposts, quoting other users’ posts, and bookmarking content on the online version of X, it seeks to counterbalance the prevalence of bots and spammers on the site.

International Variation: Depending on exchange rates, the subscription cost will differ from one nation to the next. The “Not A Bot” subscription will first be trialed in the Philippines and New Zealand. This testing phase will not impact current users. If a new user chooses not to subscribe, their access will be restricted to seeing and reading posts, watching videos.

In summary:

Elon Musk’s attempts to increase the capabilities of X have progressed significantly with the addition of voice and video calling functionalities. The platform’s evolution is demonstrated by X’s development into a super-app and the adoption of a subscription model. X wants to provide its customers with a complex and interesting experience as it develops new features and adjustments under Musk’s control.

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