Twitter has been exploring the potential of encrypting direct message information since properly earlier than Musk’s takeover, to the purpose of reaching the prototype stage in 2018. The mission seems to have stalled there, not less than so far as pre-Musk Twitter management goes. Twitter encryption appears to have gotten a soar from Musk, nonetheless.
Developer Jane Manchun Wong noticed the essential code construction for end-to-end encryption in November 2022. Wong tagged Musk on the time, who responded with a winking emoji. He has since confirmed that Twitter plans to roll out encrypted DMs someday in March 2023.
Twitter is bringing again end-to-end encrypted DMs
Seeing indicators of the function being labored on in Twitter for Android: https://t.co/YtOPHH3ntD pic.twitter.com/5VODYt3ChK
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) November 16, 2022
Although Musk has mentioned the corporate is “aiming” to roll out encrypted messaging this month, it is attainable we’ll see that timeline pushed additional out. Twitter is notoriously operating on solely a fraction of the employees it as soon as had on account of large layoffs and a common worker exodus following Musk’s acquisition in late October. The fast discount in headcount has reportedly left many groups gutted whereas remaining workers face lengthy work hours in an effort to satisfy Musk’s formidable, if not inhumane, deadlines for tasks and adjustments.