Twitter started rolling out encrypted direct messages in May 2023. The feature is currently only available to verified users and their verified followers, but Twitter plans to make it available to all users in the future.
End-to-end encryption means that only the sender and recipient of a message can read it. Twitter’s encrypted DMs use the Signal Protocol, which is a widely used and well-respected encryption standard.
This new feature is a welcome addition to Twitter’s security features. It will allow users to have more private conversations without worrying about their messages being intercepted by third parties.
Here are some of the benefits of using encrypted direct messages on Twitter:
- Increased privacy: Your messages will be encrypted end-to-end, so only you and the recipient can read them.
- Improved security: Your messages will be protected from unauthorized access, even if Twitter’s servers are compromised.
- Peace of mind: You can rest assured that your messages are secure, even if you’re communicating with someone you don’t know very well.
If you’re interested in using encrypted direct messages on Twitter, you can check out the help center article: https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/encrypted-direct-messages for more information.