Twitter rolls out encrypted direct messages

Twitter has rolled out encrypted direct messages (DMs) to its platform. The feature is currently available to verified users and affiliates of verified organizations, and it is expected to be rolled out to more users in the future.

Encrypted DMs use end-to-end encryption (E2EE), which means that the messages are encrypted on the sender’s device and only decrypted on the recipient’s device. This means that Twitter cannot see the contents of encrypted DMs, and even if someone were to hack Twitter’s servers, they would not be able to read the messages.

The introduction of encrypted DMs is a significant step forward for Twitter’s privacy and security. It will allow users to have more confidential conversations without fear of their messages being intercepted or read by third parties.

Here are some of the benefits of encrypted DMs:

  • Increased privacy: Only the sender and recipient can read encrypted DMs, so you can be sure that your conversations are private.
  • Improved security: E2EE makes it much more difficult for hackers to intercept or read your messages.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing that your messages are secure can give you peace of mind, especially if you are discussing sensitive topics.

If you are a verified user or an affiliate of a verified organization, you can enable encrypted DMs by following these steps:

  1. Open the Twitter app.
  2. Tap on the profile icon in the top left corner.
  3. Tap on “Settings and privacy”.
  4. Tap on “Privacy and safety”.
  5. Tap on “Direct messages”.
  6. Toggle on “Encrypted DMs”.

Once you have enabled encrypted DMs, you will see a padlock icon next to the names of users who are also using encrypted DMs. This will let you know that your conversations with these users are secure.

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