Twitter has a “secret conversation” feature built into its app, but it has not yet been launched. Could this mean that full encryption is coming to Twitter soon?
In the wake of the latest privacy mishaps – including Twitter’s admission that passwords had been stored in plain text due to a bug – many users are seeking “safer” encrypted solutions for their sensitive communications. There are already a few options for encrypted messaging, like Signal, Telegram, or WhatsApp. But now, Twitter could be joining in too.
Twitter is working on End-to-End Encrypted Secret DM! pic.twitter.com/2lLr5i1p42
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 4, 2018
APKs often include code for features that platforms are working on or already testing with some users. This, therefore, shows that Twitter is at least working on a feature allowing DMs to be encrypted.
Twitter is used by many journalists and politicians as their preferred communication platform. End-to-end encryption for more sensitive conversations is something some of its most notable users have been seeking for quite some time now.
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