Twitter might soon slide encryption into your DMs

May 8, 2018 Abhimanyu Ghoshal


Twitter’s Direct Messages feature is good for privately contacting people on your timeline, but it’s not entirely secure, as the contents of your correspondence could be accessed by hackers who can breach Twitter’s network, or by governments who coerce the company to release them for investigations. Now, TechCrunch reports that a fix might be on its way: a peek into an installer for Twitter’s Android app revealed a ‘Secret conversation’ feature with encryption keys – indicating that the company might be planning to launch encrypted DMs soon. Its spokesperson has declined to comment, so we don’t yet know whether the…

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