May 11, 2023

Twitter launches encrypted private messages, says Elon Musk

Twitter plans to introduce an encrypted messaging service on Wednesday, its owner Elon Musk has tweeted. Direct messages sent on Twitter will be end-to-end encrypted - this means private messages can only be read by the sender and the recipient. Mr Musk said he would not be able to see users' messages "Even if there was a gun to my head". Many Twitter users have called for its private messaging service to be made more secure for a long time. Mr Musk said he expected encrypted messaging on Twitter "To grow in sophistication rapidly".

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