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Encrypted messages apparently coming to Twitter

Twitter might get encrypted messages soon
Twitter might get encrypted messages soon
Although the company's representatives declined to comment so far, it looks like the "Secret conversation" option that was recently spotted inside the Twitter for Android application package is ready to bring encrypted messaging capabilities to this popular news and social networking service.

Telegram users who are looking now for a new messaging app with encrypted messaging capabilities might soon be able to switch to Twitter, reveals a recent discovery. Obviously, those who do not like Twitter or cannot wait for this feature to become available can simply go for Signal, WhatsApp, or another similar app already.

According to TechCrunch, the "Secret conversation" option in Twitter for Android was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong earlier this month. As it usually happens with such unreleased features, she discovered the encrypted direct messaging capability inside the application package of Twitter for Android.

Sadly, it seems that this will remain an interesting discovery of what seems to be a very useful upcoming feature for Twitter users on Android — at least for a while. For now, Twitter representatives avoid saying anything about this matter, so we have no idea how long will it take for the "Secret conversation" to become an active feature available for everyone.

No less than 18 months ago, Edward Snowden asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for "secret, burn-after-reading DMs" and the swift reply came saying that this request was "reasonable and something we'll think about." 

Once Twitter decides to add this feature for its users all over the world, it will be very interesting to see how much time passes until Russia and Iran smash the service with the ban hammer.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-05- 8 (Update: 2018-05- 8)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.