Social media platform X has announced a new feature that allows its users to make audio and video calls with each other.
The feature is currently available only on iOS devices, but will soon be rolled out to Android users as well.
According to a post on the platform, the audio and video calling feature is enabled by default for premium subscribers, who can initiate calls with any account that has sent them a direct message at least once before.
All accounts can receive calls, but they can also control who can call them from the direct messages settings.
Users can choose to receive calls from people in their address book, people they follow, or verified users.
The platform also explained how to make and manage audio and video calls on iOS devices. Users can tap the envelope icon to access their messages, and then tap on an existing or new conversation.
They can then tap on the phone icon to choose between audio or video call.
The recipient will get a notification of the incoming call, and if they miss it, they will get another notification of the missed call.
During an audio call, users can tap the audio icon to put the call on speaker, mute or unmute their microphone by tapping the microphone icon, or end the call by tapping the X button.
During a video call, users can switch between the front or back-facing camera by tapping the flip camera icon, turn off speaker mode by tapping the audio icon, turn off their camera by tapping the camera icon, mute their microphone by tapping the microphone icon, or end the call by tapping the X button.
The platform stated that the audio and video calling feature is a new way of communicating on X, and that it will soon be available on Android devices as well.
It however did not reveal how many users have access to the feature at the moment, or when it will be launched globally.