Twitter Testing Encrypted Direct Messages Feature Called Secret Conversation

Twitter Testing Encrypted Direct Messages Feature Called Secret Conversation

It also suggests that Twitter may shortly compete directly with services like Facebook-possessed WhatsApp, which allows one off and set conversations with end to end encryption. The feature shows up in the latest Twitter APK, indicating imminent rollout. It's taken a while, but it seems that Snowden's request will soon be granted. It has become even more important for many users following high-profile data breaches and the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal affecting millions of Facebook users.

It is not yet clear whether the feature would be available for desktop Twitter users, or if it would only be used in the app.

Twitter is one of few social networks that doesn't support end-to-end encryption in some form. However, with Signal and Telegram frequently banned throughout the world by authoritarian governments, Twitter's Secret Conversations could offer a secure alternative.

Twitter might borrow a feature from popular messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Skype.

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The encrypted communication would only apply to direct messages, so this doesn't mean users can publish encrypted tweets.

Twitter is testing a "Secret" messaging feature that will protect users' private messages with end-to-end encryption. Because unlike any other social media platforms, Twitter has more enterprise level users and high officials as users.

The feature, dubbed "Secret conversation", will apparently be available in the conversation info section of the app, when direct messaging.

It should be noted that Twitter now transmits direct messages in plain text. Whats app co-founder Jan Koum lately left WhatsApp, also " The Washington Post said the passing could have already been associated with "gaps in system" on face book's advertising focusing on and encryption strategies. Dorsey noted at the time that it was "reasonable and something we'll think about".

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