this is the setting you should change

The old one Twitter continues to gain features on its way to becoming a super app for all. The last has been the deployment of the audio and video calls that has already reached all users, a function that until now was exclusive to the payment method, X Premium. However, the default setting of this functionality does not do much for user privacy.

First, by default, it allows Anyone a user follows can call themwhich opens the door to the abuse of spam and calls for malicious purposes.

Secondly, the application shows the user's IP during the course of the call. The IP (Internet Protocol) is a string of numbers that identifies a device on the Internet or a local network and allows the sending of information between machines. It is data that is normally hidden from the eyes of the user and its public availability can encourage its use, again, by malicious actors.

But as they say, “it's not a bug, it's a feature.” X can be configured to avoid those two possibilities, what is not understood is that the default configuration is what it is and not the other way around. It is not easy to find it either, given that X is located in the section corresponding to direct message settings. To control who can call you and if they can see your IP if they do, you must follow these steps.

  • Opens x and touch on your profile picture.
  • In section Configuration and supportChoose Settings and privacy.
  • Click on Privacy & Security.
  • In section Your X activitytap on Direct messages.
  • Enable audio and video calls appears activated by default. In Allow audio and video calls you will have the option activated People you follow. The other three available are People in your address book, Verified users and All. If you want maximum privacy and not receive calls, although you can make them, you can leave them all deactivated.
  • Activate the option Enhanced call privacy so that your IP is not revealed to the person with whom you are making a call or video call.