Twitter has announced the introduction of end-to-end encrypted direct messages (DMs), which makes text shared in the messages to be encrypted when they leave the sender’s device.
Twitter Encrypted Messages
Twitter encrypted messages are currently available to verified organizations and Twitter Blue subscribers. A lock icon will appear on the avatar of the message’s recipient to indicate the user can receive encrypted messages
Requirements and limits of sending encrypted messages
- To send encrypted messages, you need to enable encrypted mode before composing and sending a message.
- The sender and receiver of the message need to be using the latest version of the Twitter app.
- The sender and recipient need to be verified or previously have a direct message chats
- Encrypted messages cannot be sent to groups. Only a single recipient
- Encrypted messages only support links and text. If you send an encrypted message with media files, the encryption will not be supported.
- You cannot see or access encrypted messages on new devices. If you login using a new device, the message will not be accessible. You can register upto 10 devices that you use to access encrypted messages
In conclusion, Twitter’s new encrypted message feature seeks to enhance user privacy and security.
More information about Twitter’s end-to-end Direct messages encryption.
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