X (formerly known as Twitter) announced earlier this year its ambitious plans to bring audio and video calling to its users . they plan to turn the platform into a “super app”. Thanks to the latest update to the X app, which is now available in the App Store, audio and video calls are now available on the social network. And if you don't want to use this feature, we'll show you how to turn it off.
X now has audio and video calls
With the new feature, users can make and receive audio and video calls using the X app. This feature is built into the direct messaging and works similarly to other calling-enabled apps like WhatsApp and Instagram. Thanks to the iOS CallKit API integration, you will see incoming calls on your lock screen just like a normal call.
However, some people don't like this idea because they use X to interact with strangers and would not want to receive calls from them . Luckily, the app allows users to control who they want to receive calls from, or even turn them off completely. Here's how to do it:
- Open the X app
- Click on your profile picture at the top
- Tap Settings & Privacy.
- Choose the Privacy & Security menu.
- Click Direct Messages.
- Change audio and video call settings to suit your needs discretion.
You can choose to receive calls from people in your address book, accounts you follow, or only verified users. If you want to turn off calls on X completely, simply turn off the “Enable Audio and Video Calls” switch. In this case, no one will be able to call you via X.
Best comment by Horst Bockmann
Simply delete the app and end the fiasco.
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Make sure you download the latest version of App X from the App Store.
X may charge users for basic features
A few days ago, X announced that it was experimenting with charging users $1 per year for access basic functions such as writing new messages and replying to others. For now, this change only applies to new user accounts located in New Zealand and the Philippines. The company claims this will significantly reduce the number of bots and fake accounts on the platform.
In the past, Elon Musk has repeatedly hinted at his desire to put X behind a paywall, which would be much more than just charging users for access. to some additional features.
H/T: Matt Navarra