In a significant development for the social media landscape, Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter (now known as X), has officially announced the imminent launch of audio and video call features on the platform.
This revelation marks a departure from the platform’s previous attempts, which were either delayed or abandoned. Now, it appears that users can finally anticipate the long-awaited feature.
The unveiling of this groundbreaking feature came directly from Elon Musk himself, who detailed that audio and video calls will be accessible on a wide range of devices, encompassing Android, iOS, Windows, and MacOS platforms.
Remarkably, this feature is designed to function seamlessly without the necessity of traditional phone numbers. Instead, X will serve as a global address book, relying on user-generated usernames. In Musk’s words, “This set of factors is unique,” emphasising the distinctive nature of this forthcoming addition.
However, Elon Musk has remained tight-lipped regarding a specific launch date for this exciting feature, simply indicating that it is “coming soon. This cryptic announcement has left users eagerly anticipating its arrival.
Notably, this isn’t the first time Twitter (X) has teased the possibility of audio and video calls. Just last month, the company’s designer shared tantalising screenshots of what users can expect from the feature.
One such preview showcased a phone receiver icon prominently positioned at the top right corner of Twitter (X) direct messages (DMs), signalling the impending arrival of the functionality. Upon tapping this icon, users will be presented with the choice to initiate audio or video calls, promising a more immersive and interactive communication experience.
As the tech world eagerly awaits further updates and a definitive release date, Twitter (X) users can anticipate a transformative shift in their social media interactions, thanks to Elon Musk’s ambitious vision for the platform’s future.