X (formerly Twitter) has started to roll out its audio and video calling feature to Android users. This feature was first announced in August 2023 and was initially available only for iOS users since October last year. Only X Premium (formerly Twitter Blue) users can initiate calls on X. Non-premium users can only accept calls from those who have paid subscriptions.
To use the audio and video calling feature, Android users need to update their X app and go to Settings > Privacy and Safety > Direct Messages > Enable audio and video calling. They can also customize who can call them by choosing options like contacts, people they follow, or verified users. This can help them avoid unwanted calls from strangers or spammers.
To make an audio or video call, users need to tap the envelope icon and then tap on an existing DM conversation or start a new conversation. Next, users can tap on the phone icon and choose Audio Call to start an audio call or Video Call to start a video call. The account they call will get a notification, and if a user doesn’t pick up, they’ll get a missed call notification.
The audio and video calling feature on X is a new way for users to connect on the platform. Further, it is a part of Elon Musk’s vision to make X an “everything app.” The company launched its Grok AI chatbot last year, and it also revealed earlier this month that it’s currently working on a new peer-to-peer payment system. Android and iOS users can download the latest version of X via Google Play Store and Apple App Store, respectively.