Twitter/X is adding voice and video calling to the app for all users, with premium customers receiving additional features. It is currently being rolled out, however you will be able to disable the feature in a few simple steps. One thing is certain about Twitter/X: once it changed owners, the software never stopped altering. It is up to each individual to judge whether this is good or terrible. We do know that a new voice and video calling feature is on its way to the app, and it will be available to all users, premium or not. On the other end, only paid members will be able to make calls.
Twitter/X’s new audio and video calling will operate via the direct messaging page, with options available on the same settings page. Without making any changes, every user’s account will be configured to accept calls from accounts they follow or have in their address book, as long as the firm has been granted access. That means if you follow someone and they are a premium member, they may call you whenever they want, which is slightly more intrusive than a direct message.
This capability is only recently become available on Android devices. Before this, the only indication of its existence was a how-to website for the function, implying its debut would be imminent.
How Audio and Video Calls Work?
- Voice and video calling in Twitter/X will function similarly to most other apps that support the feature.
- When a voice or video call is initiated, you can answer it and have access to a variety of options.
- It appears that the person making the connection will need to choose between audio and video, which means you won’t be able to turn on your video during a voice conversation.
- There will be a mute/unmute button, as well as a speaker button for phone conversations.
- Users may switch between the front and rear cameras during video conversations, as well as turn the camera completely off. Audio settings will also be accessible to use.
- Once you’ve finished, simply press the “X” button to end the call.
How to Switch Off Twitter/X Voice and Video Calling
The audio and video calling feature is quite simple to disable because it can be turned off under the direct messages settings. All it takes is a few toggle switches.
- Launch the Twitter application on your device.
- To access your profile, tap on your profile image in the top left corner.
- Tap “Settings and Privacy.”
- Select “Privacy and Safety.”
- Scroll down to the “Voice and Video Calls” section.
- Turn off the option for voice and video calls.
Once disabled, you will not receive voice or video call requests on Twitter. If you merely want to change the settings, you’ll see who can call you on the same page. You do not have to turn off the feature completely, although you can if you like.
Benefits of Switching Off Twitter/X Voice and Video Calling
Turning off Twitter’s voice and video call feature can provide various benefits:
- Protection & Privacy: Disabling voice and video calls can help protect your privacy by prohibiting others from initiating a direct connection with you via these channels without your permission.
- Reduced Distractions: By disabling these features, you can reduce interruptions and distractions while using the Twitter app, allowing you to focus on consuming content or interacting with others via text.
- Control over Communication: With Twitter, you have more control over how others can contact you. If you want to connect mostly via text or do not wish to participate in audio or video calls on the platform, disabling this option is appropriate.
- Battery Life and Data: Disabling voice and video conversations can help you save battery life and data, especially if you’re in a low-connectivity location or have a limited data plan.
- Prevent Unwanted Communication: Turning off these features can help you avoid receiving unsolicited voice or video calls from strangers or accounts you do not want to contact.
- Enhanced Security: By restricting how others can contact you on Twitter, you may lessen the possibility of encountering dangerous actors who attempt to use voice or video call functions for malevolent purposes.
Overall, turning off Twitter’s voice and video call feature gives you more control, privacy, and a more tailored user experience based on your preferences and needs.