Are you concerned about your privacy and don’t want unwanted calls? Then it might be time to check your X settings.
How to Disable the Feature
For those who wish to disable this feature, here’s a simple guide:
To change these settings to enabled or disabled, follow these steps:
- Navigate to your direct message settings
- Find the ‘Enable audio and video Calling’, and select your desired setting:
- You can change the settings of ‘Allow audio and video calls from’ to be enabled or disabled
- People in your address book
- People you follow
- Verified users
It seems that at this moment, only iPhone users1 can change these settings, as they first have received this function. Android users will have to wait until they get the notification message that this function has been enabled for them. The steps to disable the audio and video calling settings are the same for iPhone and Android users.
The feature is turned on by default, meaning users have to manually opt-out if they wish to disable it. This design choice invites a plethora of privacy concerns. For starters, the onus falls on the user to protect their own privacy. Many may not even be aware that the feature exists, let alone that it’s enabled by default, thus exposing them to unwanted calls or worse, harassment.
Given the high stakes of online privacy, it’s crucial you take control where you can. With just a few clicks, you can reclaim a small but significant piece of your digital privacy.
- https://twitter.com/RachelTobac/status/1717228586330214673 ↩︎