Elon Musk, the owner of the micro-blogging giant X (formerly Twitter), is making waves once again with a groundbreaking announcement.
X is gearing up to roll out audio-video call capabilities on its platform in the near future. However, there’s a catch – this service won’t be accessible to everyone.
Only premium users with a paid subscription will have the privilege of making audio and video calls, and they won’t even need a phone number for this feature.
Musk himself shared this exciting update via his official X account, emphasizing that this service will be accessible to X users across iOS, Android, MAC, and PC.
Exclusive Access for Premium Users
The highly-anticipated audio and video call functionality on X will be a premium feature, available solely to subscribers.
Tech influencer Chris Messina, taking a playful jab at X’s competitor Skype, mentioned on rival platform Threads, “X is set to introduce audio and video call options, and yes, you’ll have to pay for it because Skype is gone.”
The new feature aims to take messaging to the next level, giving users the flexibility to activate and choose who they wish to engage with using audio and video calls.
In light of recent challenges, including layoffs and platform modifications, X is evolving to stay competitive and meet user demands.
A Competitive Edge Over Competitors
This latest offering from X is expected to pose a significant challenge to X’s competitors. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of META and X’s rival, recently launched Threads, a new social media platform.
However, with the introduction of X’s audio-video calls, platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp, under the META umbrella, may face tough competition.
As X continues to innovate and expand its feature set, the platform aims to solidify its position in the ever-evolving landscape of social media and digital communication.
Stay tuned for more updates as X’s premium users prepare to embrace this exciting addition to the platform.