Twitter CEO, Elon Musk, confirmed in a recent interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that the social media company will soon be allowing its users to encrypt their direct messages. The Direct Message (DM) encryption feature has been in the works for months now and was already part of Musk’s plans for “Twitter 2.0”, which he shared internally with employees back in November after taking over the social media company.
Users have long been waiting for Twitter to offer the ability to encrypt their DMs. Musk said during the interview that “the degree to which various government agencies effectively had full access to everything that was going on at Twitter blew my mind.” He also added that third parties could even access users’ DMs. This lack of privacy and protection is something Twitter users have been concerned about for a long time.
To address this issue, Twitter has finally listened and will be offering the DM encryption feature. Users will have the option to toggle the encryption on and off for individual conversations as needed. This feature will provide maximum protection for users, making it almost impossible for unauthorized parties to access their conversations.
Elon Musk further stated that the DM encryption feature will be optional, and users will have the freedom to turn it on or off whenever they want. The goal of the new Twitter is to be as fair and even-handed as possible.
According to Musk, the DM encryption feature will be available soon, hopefully, sometime this month, but no later than next month. The news of DM encryption has excited Twitter users, who have been waiting for this feature for a long time. Twitter’s move to offer encryption for DMs is a step in the right direction towards making the social media platform more secure and private for its users.