Twitter is adding end-to-end encryption to direct messages (Twitter DMs).
Jane Manchun Wong, a technology blogger, spotted signs of the platform’s encryption feature in the code of the Twitter Android app and posted that in a tweet today.
Elon Musk responded with a winking emoji, which some interpreted as strong evidence that the feature is already being worked on.
The end-to-end encryption feature allows messages between any two parties communicating through the platform to be completely encrypted and secure, available only to the sender and receiver, and the platform itself cannot view the messages.
Encryption in Twitter direct messages will also allow the platform to become a secure instant messaging solution comparable to instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal.
It is reported that Twitter previously worked on the encryption feature in direct messages in 2018, but abandoned the project at a later time without stating the reasons for that.
Musk considers himself a fan of using the Signal messaging application, which is an open-source messaging application that supports a number of security and privacy features, including: (Encryption from party to party) for all conversations.
The return of the Twitter Blue account verification service on November 29:
Today, Elon Musk announced in a tweet that the account verification service ( Twitter Blue ) will be relaunched on November 29, but there is still no indication that the identity verification requirement has been activated, or what other measures may help prevent misuse of the service as it happened previously.
It is worth noting that the biggest change Musk made after taking over Twitter management so far was renewing the subscription to the Twitter Blue account verification service to provide the blue verification mark to anyone who wants to pay $ 8 a month without verifying identity, which caused chaos on the platform last Friday. led to the suspension of the service.
The launch of the service on these terms resulted in the impersonation of accounts of celebrities, government officials, and companies as well, which prompted the administration to launch another gray verification flag to indicate previously verified official accounts, but it only lasted a few hours before it was suspended as well.