X (Twitter): Video calls and voice calls – how it works

Following the takeover by Elon Musk, not only was the name of Twitter, now “X,” changed, but the range of functions was also expanded. Social network users will soon be able to make voice and video calls via Twitter/X.

The new telephony function is a feature that is already standard in other messenger apps such as WhatsApp or Telegram. Elon Musk’s announcement at X:

Voice and video calls in X.
Calls are yet to be possible in X. However, Elon Musk announced the feature in a post for a future version of the social network. As with so many new functions, only paying Premium subscribers will have unlimited access to the new feature. Paying customers can start a call with another X subscriber via direct messages. However, it should also be possible to be called without Premium access.

The corresponding function can be found in the “Privacy and Security” section. Here, you can activate or deactivate audio and video calls in the “Private messages” submenu. If you leave the setting off, you prevent other Twitter/X users from calling you. You can activate the feature for individual X contacts or verified members only and block other users from making calls.

X (Twitter): Deactivate video calls and voice calls

Calls are activated by default if you are enabled for the telephony function. So, if you don’t want to make calls via the app that used to be called Twitter, you have to deactivate the function in the settings:

  • To do this, tap on your X app profile picture.
  • Then go to the “Privacy and security” menu.
  • Here you go to the “Direct messages” section.
  • You can switch audio and video calls on or off in the menu.

For the call function to appear in the direct messages, at least one private chat message must have been exchanged in text form. During the video or voice call, various options are available via buttons on the screen. For example, you can switch off your camera, mute the microphone, or switch the sound output from the internal microphone to the loudspeaker.

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