The tech visionary has set his sights on transforming the platform into a super app, and his latest move takes a significant step in that direction: introducing voice and video call capabilities.
Elon Musk, the driving force behind the rebranded “X,” has unveiled plans to launch voice and video call features on this dynamic social media platform.
This strategic move is poised to catapult X into direct competition with popular instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp.
Imagine making seamless voice and video calls from within the X ecosystem, connecting with anyone across the globe, all without the need to exchange phone numbers.
Musk’s vision is clear: he wants to redefine how we communicate on social media.
“Video & audio calls coming to X,” Musk excitedly shared. The best part? It’s designed to work flawlessly on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC.
Video & audio calls coming to X:
– Works on iOS, Android, Mac & PC
– No phone number needed
– X is the effective global address book
That set of factors is unique.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 31, 2023
With a distinctive feature that sets X apart from the rest—the elimination of the need for phone numbers—this platform becomes the ultimate global address book.
Musk believes this innovative leap could revolutionize our communication experience.
Andrea Conway, an X designer, had subtly hinted at this development earlier, sharing her experience of “just calling someone on X.”
just called someone on X ????????????????
— Andrea Conway (@ehikian) August 9, 2023
While X already supports voice messages through its DMs, the addition of voice and video call functionality is groundbreaking.
This feature not only enables individual users but also sets the stage for one-on-one conversations, fostering more personal connections in a world increasingly reliant on digital interactions.
Previously, live conversations on X were possible through “Spaces,” a feature inspired by the surge in popularity of the social audio app Clubhouse during the pandemic.
Unlike Spaces, where conversations are open to everyone, these new calling features enable private, direct conversations, changing the game for X users.
Elon Musk’s determination to reshape social media is evident, and the introduction of voice and video calls on X is a testament to his commitment.
As this dynamic platform continues to evolve, it’s not just a change—it’s a revolution in the way we connect, communicate, and engage with one another.
The future of social media is here, and it’s named X.