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X Enabled Calls for All. Here’s How to Take Control (and Maybe Disable X Calls)

Have you noticed a new phone icon in your X messages? That’s because X (formerly Twitter) recently rolled out audio and video calling to everyone, and it’s turned on by default. While this might seem convenient, it also raises privacy concerns. Here’s what you need to know about X calling and how to disable X calls it if you’d prefer not to receive calls on the platform.

Here’s Whay and How to Disable X Call Feature

X Enabled Calls for All. Here's How to Take Control (and Maybe Disable X Calls)

This guide will equip you with all the information you need to decide what’s right for you.

Understanding X Calling

Imagine X as your social town square where you can chat with people via voice or video calls. Just like a real town square, it can get noisy if everyone starts talking at once. That’s why X calling is enabled by default for receiving calls from anyone who follows you or is in your address book.

How to Manage or Disable X Calls

Thankfully, you have the power to customize your calling experience. Here’s how:

  1. Open Direct Messages: Open the X app and tap the envelope icon on the bottom right corner.
  2. Find Your Settings: In the Direct Messages tab, locate the gear icon in the top right corner. This is your gateway to call settings.
  3. Turn Calling On or Off: Look for the option titled “Enable audio and video calling“. Toggle it on or off based on your preference.
  4. Choose Who Can Call You: Even with calling enabled, you can control who gets through. X offers options to allow calls from everyone, only those you follow, or only people in your address book.
  5. Prioritize Privacy: For an extra layer of security, consider enabling “Enhanced call privacy“. This hides your IP address during calls, preventing someone from potentially identifying your location.

Should I Disable X Calling?

Here are some reasons to consider turning X calling off:

  • Privacy: Unless you enable “Enhanced call privacy”, standard X calls might expose your IP address. This could be a security risk if your location is sensitive.
  • Unencrypted: There’s no clear indication from X that calls are encrypted. This means X could potentially listen in on your conversations.
  • Call Quality: Some users have reported poor audio quality with delays during X calls.

Choice is Yours!

Ultimately, decision to keep X calling on or off rests with you. If you value complete control over who can contact you and prioritize privacy, disabling calls might be the best option.

Have you tried X Call Feature?

Have you tried X calling? Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments below.

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