Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Twitter might soon receive End-to-End encrypted secret messages

Twitter might soon receive End-to-End encrypted secret messages

There are already a few options for encrypted messaging, like Signal, Telegram, or WhatsApp.

A screenshot (below) shows that the feature will - if it sees a widespread release - allow users to start a "secret conversation" in Twitter DMs, and view both your own and your conversation partner's encryption keys to verify a secure connection. Now that more and more people are using Twitter's direct messaging feature, it's important we have it there, too. However based on this discovery, it seems that Twitter could now be actually actively doing something about it. Some even go a step further by introducing end to end encryption and message destruction so that traces of the conversation can not be snooped or traced after it dies.

Twitter can additionally get up the leg on WhatsApp when it Facebook commences to dig to those conversations. As it usually happens with such unreleased features, she discovered the encrypted direct messaging capability inside the application package of Twitter for Android. Without encryption, those messages are still subject to potential snooping by either the company, Twitter, or worse, the government. Encryption makes it possible for end users to concept another with no fear which other functions can hack and also read the talks. This also makes it easier for people to contact members of the media, conduct private business matters or simply flirt around with people users meet on Twitter. A spokesperson for the company declined to comment on the matter. Currently, you send regular text messages privately to one another, but this new mode is on another level.

According to reports, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum reportedly quit Last week "after clashing with its parent, Facebook, over the popular messaging service's strategy and Facebook's attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption".

Dorsey said at the time that it was "reasonable and something we'll think about".

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