X (formerly known as Twitter) announced earlier this year its plans to introduce audio and video calls to its users in an ambitious plan to turn the platform into a “super app.” With the latest update to the X app, which is now available on the App Store, the social network is now rolling out audio and video calls. 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. The feature is built into Direct Messages and works in a similar way to other apps that support calls, such as WhatsApp and even Instagram. Due to integration with the iOS CallKit API, you’ll see incoming calls on the Lock Screen, just like a regular call.
However, some people didn’t like this idea, since they use X to interact with strangers, and receiving calls from them wouldn’t be nice. Luckily, the app lets users control who they want to receive calls from or even turn them off completely. Here’s how:
Open the X app
Tap on your profile picture at the top
Tap Settings and privacy
Choose the Privacy and safety menu
Tap the Direct messages option
Change the audio and video calling options as you wish
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, just disable the “Enable audio and video calling” toggle. By doing this, no one will be able to call you through X.
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