In an interview, the platform’s CEO confirmed that in the future the app will support X video calls. The microblogging site led by Elon Musk, formerly known as Twitter, is working to add support for new features as part of the billionaire’s plan to turn X into an “app for everything.” Users will be able to make video calls without sharing their phone numbers, a feature offered by rivals such as Facebook and Instagram, where account usernames are used to connect with other users.
On a recent CNBC show interviewX CEO Linda Yaccarino confirmed that the platform will soon add support for video calling. The upcoming feature will allow X users “to make video chat calls without giving out your phone number to anyone on the platform,” she said. Yacarino also told CNBC that she has “autonomy” to run the company under Musk and that their roles are “very clear.”
Last month, X employee Andrea Conway shared two screenshots of the X video calling UI on iOS. The first screen displays a phone receiver icon in the upper right corner of the screen within a direct message chat, which displays a pop-up menu with audio and video calling options. The second screen shows the video call screen and has four buttons: speaker, mute, video, and end call.
The screenshots Conway shared are over a month old, so the X video call interface may look slightly different when the feature rolls out to users.Thursday, Conway release She “just called someone on X”. Neither Jacarino nor Conway said when the feature would roll out to users.
In June, Yaccarino told investors that X (the platform was still called Twitter at the time) would focus on video, creators and business partnerships as part of an effort to make the service more competitive with other social media platforms . Yaccarino’s demo at the time reportedly showed that more than 10 percent of user activity on Twitter was spent watching vertical videos.
The service recently began sharing ad revenue with eligible creators on the platform. On Friday, X’s support account announced that the company lowered the eligibility threshold for ad revenue share from 15 million impressions to 5 million impressions over a three-month period. According to the platform, users who have an X Premium (formerly known as Twitter Blue) subscription and fulfill the service’s requirements will be able to get a minimum payout of $10 (approximately Rs. 830), down from $50 (approximately Rs. 4,100).