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Twitter quietly testing ‘Secret’ (encrypted) conversations feature

Way back in December 2016, whistle-blower Edward Snowden asked Twitter to come up with secret or self-destructing DMs. At that time, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just said it’s “reasonable and something we’ll think about.”

reasonable and something we’ll think about

jack (@jack) December 14, 2016

Well, it turns out the company has taken the suggestion seriously, as a new Secret conversation feature has been spotted in the Twitter for Android application package.

Twitter is working on End-to-End Encrypted Secret DM! pic.twitter.com/2lLr5i1p42

Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 4, 2018


The screenshot shared reveals an option to educate you about encrypted conversations, a ‘Secret’ tag when the mode is on, as well as ability to view encryption keys.

Sadly, there’s currently no information on when Twitter plans to roll out the feature.

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