Users of X, the social network formerly known as Twitter, will be able to make video and audio calls through the platform without having to share their phone number, owner Elon Musk said in a post Thursday.
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
Musk wants X to become more like Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat, a messaging service turned super-app that offers everything from social media and video games to fintech. X Chief Executive Officer Linda Yaccarino has said X will include features such as payments and banking.
Musk, who bought Twitter last year for $44 billion, said X will serve as an “effective global address book” for the new features and that users will be able to make calls through X on iOS, Android, Macs and PCs.