X, the social media platform, will be making audio and video calls a premium subscriber-only feature. The move is likely to generate both support and opposition from users.
The new feature was discovered by tech veteran Chris Messina inside the X app's code. According to Messina, the code suggests that only users with an X Premium membership will be able to make audio and video calls.
X Premium is a paid subscription service that offers a number of benefits, including ad-free browsing, priority customer support, and exclusive features. The cost of X Premium varies by country, but it is typically around $5 per month.
The decision to make audio and video calls a premium subscriber-only feature is likely to be met with mixed reactions from users. Some users may be willing to pay for the extra features offered by X Premium, while others may be opposed to the move.
Those who support the move argue that it will help X to generate more revenue and continue to invest in its platform. They also argue that it is fair for users who want to use premium features to pay for them.
Those who oppose the move argue that it will make X less accessible to users who cannot afford X Premium. They also argue that it is unfair to charge users for a feature that is already available on other social media platforms for free.
It remains to be seen how the new feature will be received by users. However, it is clear that X is making a bold move by making audio and video calls a premium subscriber-only feature.
The new feature is expected to roll out to all X users in the coming weeks. It is unclear whether X will offer a free trial of X Premium to users who want to try out the new audio and video call features before subscribing.
X has not yet released an official statement about the new feature. However, it is likely that the company will release a statement in the coming days to explain its decision and answer any questions from users.