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Audio And Video Calls Arriving On X Only For Premium Users, Check Details

X Corp is gearing up to introduce audio and video calls exclusively for its premium, subscription-based users. CEO Linda Yaccarino recently confirmed the company's intention to expand its offerings, transforming it into an "everything app."

Renowned tech veteran turned investor, Chris Messina , unveiled new code within the X app, which facilitates audio and video calls among Verified users, connecting them with individuals they follow or those in their address book. In a post on X's competitor, Threads, Messina underscored the forthcoming feature: "As hinted in Linda's sizzle reel, X will be adding audio and video calls shortly. You will, of course, have to pay for that feature because Skype is dead."

The feature's description promises to "Take messaging to the next level with audio and video calls." Users will be able to activate the feature and select their preferred contacts to engage with.

Just last month, Yaccarino provided insight into the company's financial progress, indicating that it is on the verge of breaking even. This achievement comes after a turbulent period marked by significant layoffs and platform overhauls. In her first televised interview since assuming the role of X Corp CEO , Yaccarino revealed that video calls are on the horizon for the platform, aligning with its aspirations to emulate China 's WeChat as an "everything app."

"I've been with the company for eight weeks. The operational run rate right now... we're pretty close to breaking even," she stated. Yaccarino also shared that soon users will have the ability to initiate video chat calls without the need to disclose their phone number to others on the platform.

Additionally, she discussed forthcoming features such as long-form videos and creator subscriptions, as well as outlined future plans for digital payments. Elon Musk has consistently expressed his desire for Twitter to evolve into an "everything app" akin to China's WeChat.