Twitter: what is end-to-end encryption for direct messages

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This function was already tried to be brought to the application in 2018 and now, it would be part of the changes proposed by Elon Musk

Twitter: what is end-to-end encryption for direct messages

The application would enlist the encryption end-to-end encryption for messages.

Twitter is in the midst of a transition stage in which end-to-end encryption would be included in direct messages as a way of user protection.

Jane Manchun Wong,an application researcher and constant leaker of information, she found indications of this function in the code of what would be the latest version of the platform for devices with the Android operating system.

Before its publication, Elon Musk responded with a wink in what would be a way of endorsing that development, although there is no official confirmation.

For now there are not many more details on how or when this tool would reach the social network, because if it were integrated it would be an important alternative to take care of the privacy of users in direct messages, since the information shared there will be saved in the chat and only the two people involved will have access to the written and multimedia content that is shared, so not even Twitter will be able to read it.

Twitter: what is end-to-end encryption for direct messages

The application would enlist end-to-end encryption for messages.

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Encryption was close to the app

This is not the first time the app has tried include this function, which is common in messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Telegram.In 2018, Twitter was also developing this tool, but in the end it did not consolidate it and it is not known why.

Wong was also the one who revealed the details four years ago, showing screenshots of screen of how it was being planned, since it was going to allow users to choose to activate or not activate this tool through the settings.

Twitter: what is end-to-end encryption for direct messages

The application would enlist end-to-end encryption for messages.

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Changes on Twitter

In the last two weeks, since the arrival of Musk , The application has been on a constant list of speculations for modifications that will be added to improve the user experience.

Among these options is the elimination of the message that indicates where a tweet has been published from and changes in the icons, in addition to speculation that would be in development such as the possibility of publishing longer tweets, charging for view certain videos and expand message editing options.

But these did not cause as much controversy as the two most recent ones related to verifications, because in order to improve the company's income, the decision was made to launch Twitter Blue, which is a premium service with certain benefits.

One ​​of the added values ​​of this plan was the possibility of having the blue icon that verified the account to guarantee that this profile was paying for the subscription, but some users took it the other way and began to modify their accounts posing as personalities or companies generating false content to deceive other people. Finally, it was decided to stop Twitter Blue, which for now is disabled.

At the same time, the gray verification was launched, which sought to give official status to Twitter accounts. companies, governments, media and personalities. This came out of nowhere and nobody understood its real reason, so it was downloaded the same day it was released to explain to people why a second icon is available again.

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