How to Permanently Disable X Video & Audio Calls on iPhone and iPad 

For better or worse, X (formerly Twitter) has been in the thick and thin of news ever since Elon Musk bought the micro-blogging platform – after months of flip-flop. The service has gone through several changes and also added a slew of new features including the ability to make a video and audio call. While this is undoubtedly a handy feature, there is a good chance many folks are going to find it rather annoying. If you are one of them, follow along to learn how to permanently disable X video and audio calls on iPhone and iPad. 

Permanently Disable X Video & Audio Calling Feature on iPhone and iPad 

What if you find the audio and video calling feature in X useful and would rather want to fine-tune it to allow calls only from trusted people? Bother not! Keeping this very essential thing in mind, the microblogging service has offered a neat way to adjust the settings. For instance, you can decide to allow calls only from the people in your address book or the ones you follow. 

1. To get started, launch the X app on your iPhone or iPad. 

2. Now, tap on your profile at the top left corner of the screen. 

3. Next, tap on Settings and Support

4. Then, choose Settings and privacy

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5. After that, select Privacy and safety

6. Next up, choose Direct Messages. 

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7. If you wish to turn off the video and audio calling feature permanently, turn off the switch next to “Enable audio and video calling” and then quit the settings.

As I said above, you also have the flexibility to fine-tune the feature if you would like to use it. In that case, you can choose to allow calls only from: 

  • People in your address book
  • People you follow
  • Verified users

Select the preferred option and that’s about it. Going forward, you will no longer receive video or audio calls from anyone on X. If you have customized the setting, you will receive calls only from the verified people or the ones you follow or who are in your contacts.

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Wrapping up…

Though there is no dearth of micro-blogging services, X remains the most loved destination for many. Personally, I have always found it fascinating and a great platform for informing and engaging with like-minded people. However, recent changes have kind of vexed me no end. I hope X aka Twitter is able to get back to form sooner than later.

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Rajesh Mishra

Editor-in-Chief: Rajesh Mishra (Your beloved “R.K” 360 Reader Voice) is a Shakespearean poet at heart who turned a tech nerd while having a secret rendezvous with iPhone 4. When that rendezvous turned obsession, he let go of his hard-core political journalism in favour of the lifelong love-affair with technology. In a career spanning one and a half decades, Mr. Mishra has crafted over 8K articles and around 2K YouTube videos. He is probably the only journalist alive with this unique achievement. When he is not at his desk, you may find him either engrossed in a Deathmatch or chasing Wordsworth!

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