Following his acquisition of Twitter and the subsequent rebranding of the micro-blogging platform as “X,” Elon Musk revealed on Thursday that X will soon incorporate functionalities such as audio and video calls directly into the platform.
These call features are designed to work seamlessly across Android, iOS, PC, and Mac devices. Notably, Musk emphasized that these calls can be initiated without the need for a traditional phone number.
Despite these announcements, Musk has refrained from providing a specific launch date for these integrated features.
In July, the company’s designer Andrew Conway hinted at the feature. Conway shared screenshots of the feature in action a month ago, as per Mashable.
In the screenshot, the audio and video call options are added in the top left of the DM screen.
The audio and video calls are, however, another step towards Musk’s vision of X becoming the “everything app”. Musk has often seen himself as a challenger to Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg and has a vision to make X bigger.
In a post on X earlier this month Musk said “The sad truth is that there are no great “social networks” right now. We may fail, as so many have predicted, but we will try our best to make there be at least one.
On August 25 X posted about the Audio and Video improvements on the platform which included allowing premium subscribers to post Long videos of upto 2 hours, improved live broadcasting quality from mobile, immersive video player in Android and iOS and speak in & co-host a Space on web – support for millions of participants on Spaces.