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Twitter chief executive Elon Musk confirmed plans for end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for direct messages on the platform.

The feature is part of Musk’s vision for Twitter 2.0, which is expected to be what’s called an “everything app.” Other functionalities include longform tweets and payments, according to a slide deck shared by Musk over the weekend.

The company’s plans for encrypted messages first came to light in mid-November 2022, when mobile researcher Jane Manchun Wong spotted source code changes in Twitter’s Android app referencing conversation keys for E2EE chats.

It’s worth noting that various other messaging platforms, such as Signal, Threema, WhatsApp, iMessage, Wire, Tox, and Keybase, already support encryption for messages.

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