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Elon Musk Gets What He Wants? Twitter DMs May Soon Be End-To-End Encrypted

Benzinga · 11/16/2022 06:16

Twitter is working on bringing Signal-like end-to-end encryption for its direct messages, or DMs, to ensure no one can spy on or hack private conversations. 

What Happened: On Wednesday, Tech Tweeter, Jane Manchun Wong, shared a screenshot saying that the end-to-end encryption for DMs on Twitter for Android was in the works. 

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO and now Twitter chief Elon Musk seemingly acknowledged Wong's tweet with a wink emoji.

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Wong further stated that Twitter worked on the feature previously in 2018 but abandoned its development. 

Why It's Important: In April, Musk expressed his wish for Twitter to have end-to-end encryption for DMs to ensure security. 

Unlike Signal and Meta Platforms Inc.'s (NASDAQ:META) WhatsApp, Twitter DMs are not yet end-to-end encrypted.

One of Musk's recent decisions to monetize verification badges was not well received by users. Will this update help turn the tide?

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