Twitter rolls out encrypted DMs like Musk promised — but they’re not…

Twitter rolls out encrypted DMs like Musk promised — but they’re not…

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As promised, Elon Musk’s Twitter has Introduced end-to-end encryption for direct messages – but only for verified subscribers.

What happened: Twitter has limited access to its new Introduced end-to-end encrypted direct messaging to specific groups, namely verified people who sign up Twitter Blueverified organizations and affiliates of verified organizations.

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To access Twitter’s encrypted DM feature, both the sender and recipient must have the latest versions of the app (iOS, Android, and Web). Additionally, the recipient must either be a follower of the sender, have a previous message history with the sender, or have previously accepted a DM request from the sender.

Some users on Twitter have started noticing an “Early Access” badge while using the encrypted DM feature. People who can send encrypted messages to others will see a toggle to block messages while they are merging them. When someone is involved in an encrypted conversation, a small lock icon appears next to the recipient’s avatar.

Encrypted DMs are separated from unencrypted messages.

The Limitations of Encrypted Twitter DMs Version 1.0: Encrypted DMs can currently only be sent in one-on-one calls and are limited to text and links. The current version of Twitter does not offer any protection against man-in-the-middle attacks, which could compromise the conversation without the knowledge of the sender or recipient.

Only messages and reactions to DMs are encrypted. Users’ metadata and linked content do not fall under the encrypted category.

Why it matters: Even before Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion, the tech billionaire had been preaching signal-Similar end-to-end encryption for Twitter DMs. In a tweet last year, he explained that the feature was important to ensure that Nobody can spy on or hack users’ messages.

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