Twitter's "Secret Conversation" feature could offer end-to-end Encryption to direct messages



Twitter is prepping a new "Secret Conversation" feature that could offer end-to-end encryption to direct messages as revealed in its Android app's APK code in the developer tools.

A computer science student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Jane Manchun Wong, first spotted the code which seems to allow users to exchange encrypted direct messages, akin to what's obtainable with the messaging app like Signal.

While encryption is the encoding of message in such a way that only the authorized party can have access to it, albeit encryption does not itself prevent interference, but denies the intelligible content to a would-be interceptor.

And security firms and privacy advocates have been clamoring for the wider adoption of encryption as its essential to secure personal information and communications.

Twitter's direct message which only allow its users to send messages to each other, irrespective of their connection status on the social network, is perhaps marred by the fact that it does not allow users to exchange messages with secure connection beforehand.

But now, the company may be working on beefing up the security of direct messages sent between its users.

However, it should be noted that APKs code for unreleased features being secretly tested, does not always end up released, as some end up in the trash, but we hope this doesn't end up in trash.
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