Twitter gains support for end to end encryption of private messages
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Twitter gains support for end-to-end encryption of private messages

It became known that Twitter is working on the implementation of support for end-to-end encryption (end-to-end encryption) for messages that users of the social network send to each other. About that informed App researcher Jane Manchun Wong on her social media page.

    Image source: Souvik Banerjee / unsplash.com

Image source: Souvik Banerjee / unsplash.com

“I see signs that a feature is being worked on on Twitter for Android.”, Wong wrote on her account, accompanying the message with lines of code with links to encryption keys. Twitter CEO Elon Musk later responded to Wong’s post with a wink emoji. This may mean that support for end-to-end encryption is actually in development.

The advent of end-to-end encryption will make Twitter more attractive to users, putting the messaging platform on par with other similar services like Signal and WhatsApp. Users have the certainty that their private conversations are not viewed by third parties and that messages are decrypted directly on the end device.

Note that reports of Twitter’s intention to implement support for end-to-end encryption appeared a few years ago. In 2018 there were rumors about the imminent launch of the Secret Conversations feature, but it ultimately never saw the light of day. Probably, under Elon Musk’s leadership, Twitter has a better chance of launching this feature.

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Robbie Elmers

Robbie Elmers is a staff writer for Tech News Space, covering software, applications and services.

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