Elon Musk, the visionary entrepreneur and CEO of X, has announced a groundbreaking addition to the platform, allowing users to make audio and video calls without the need for a phone number.

This innovative feature is set to revolutionize the way we communicate, with compatibility across Android, iOS, PC, and Mac devices.

In a tweet that garnered significant attention on Thursday, Musk declared, "Video & audio calls coming to X: Works on iOS, Android, Mac & PC. No phone number needed. X is the effective global address book. That set of factors is unique."

This announcement has sent shockwaves through the tech community, as it signifies a significant step forward in Musk's vision for X as the ultimate all-in-one platform.

Musk had initially teased the calling functionality feature back in May of this year, promising users the ability to communicate via voice and video chat without revealing their phone numbers to others around the world.

In response to a user's inquiry about encryption, a crucial aspect of modern communication, Musk explained, "Not at first, but we will add the ability to turn encryption on or off dynamically. There is necessarily a slight lag for encryption. Most of the time, encryption isn’t important, and quality of the call is better."

While encryption may not be available immediately, the promise of dynamic encryption options indicates Musk's commitment to user privacy and security as X continues to evolve.

This announcement follows the July revelation by X's designer, Andrew Conway, who shared screenshots of the feature in action.

These images showcased the audio and video call options in a practical setting, giving users a glimpse of what they can expect from the upcoming addition to the platform.

As the tech world eagerly anticipates the arrival of this innovative feature, it's clear that Elon Musk's vision for X as the "everything app" is steadily becoming a reality.

With its compatibility across multiple devices and the promise of secure communication, X is poised to redefine the way we connect with others in the digital age.