Twitter revealed that encrypted direct messages are actually supported. It permits subscribers to speak with out the platform storing their messages, which will probably be out there solely on the machine.
The large catch is that solely paying members will get it – it consists of verified customers and organizations or their associates. The requirement is for each the sender and recipient, which means if you’re not paying not less than $8/mo for Twitter Blue, encrypted DMs will stay unavailable.
Encrypted messages will seem as separate conversations and are at the moment restricted to one-to-one messages; this implies no group chats for now.
Different limitations of those messages embody no safety from “man-in-the-middle assaults,”. The obligatory authorized course of means Twitter be capable of compromise the dialog, and neither the sender nor the receiver would know. Messages and hyperlinks will probably be encrypted by themselves, however metadata reminiscent of recipient, creation time, or linked content material wouldn’t be.
Hopefully, this isn’t the ultimate stage of encrypted DMs as a result of we don’t anticipate Twitter customers to tug $8/mo out of their pockets to entry a function that’s freely out there on WhatsApp, Messenger, Sign, and iMessage.