X (Twitter) plans to roll out video calling feature soon, but will users care? | Digit
Elon Musk is currently making some changes in the micro blogging platform. A few days back, he changed the bird icon to X, and now a new announcement came from the company. X, formerly known as Twitter, is going to feature video calling soon. The CEO of the company, Linda Yaccarino, has confirmed this feature in an interview with CNBC.
Twitter usually focuses more on the home feed and not so much on chatting. But now, X is changing things up by adding video calls. This new feature is all part of X’s bigger plan to make the platform an “everything” app. They want it to be a place for audio, video, messaging, payments, banking, and more – a global marketplace for all sorts of ideas, goods, services, and opportunities.
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As I mentioned above, in the interview Yaccarino said, “We’re evolving into long-form video and articles, and you can subscribe to your favorite creators who are making a real income on the platform. You’ll soon be able to have video chats without giving out your phone number.”
Andrea Conway, a designer at X, later confirmed this by sharing a picture of what the video call interface might look like.
The new interface will look familiar to those who use platforms like WhatsApp and Instagram. There’s a new call icon at the top of your chats, next to the info icon. Tapping on it gives you options for audio and video calls.
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X currently doesn’t have voice calls, so this is a new addition. The video call screen lets you mute/unmute your microphone, turn the loudspeaker on or off, disable video, and end the call. We’re still waiting to hear when exactly video calls will be available on X.
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