Twitter Calls Are Now Enabled By Default. Here’s How To Turn Them Off

X (Twitter) has a new feature that nobody was asking for: audio and video calls, following in the footsteps of social media giant Meta.

The platform announced that the feature is now available to everybody, as of Wednesday.

While probably useful to somebody, not everybody is keen. Facebook Messenger, which rolled out the feature back in 2015, is generally used to connect with people you know from the real, offline world. X, on the other hand, has grown as a platform for public dialogue and debate (as well, of course, as the memes). While you might follow somebody and they might follow you back, there’s a good chance you don’t want them to be able to call you directly at any time of the day or night.

Currently, the option is enabled by default, but it is fairly simple to disable. Open the X app on your device and head to your messages. At the top right-hand corner is a cog, tap on it to reveal message options.

Simply toggle the option.
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There you will be given the option to restrict calls to people you follow – or, for the truly chaotic user, let anybody who pays $8 a month for X Blue ring you if they fancy a chat.

Simply toggle the “enable audio and video calling” option to off (turning the button grey) and you can tweet safely in the knowledge that nobody is going to call you about it.

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