Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, announced in a meeting with the employees of this social network that he is working on improving the functionality of direct messages or direct messages (DM). According to these changes, direct messages will be encrypted and it will be possible to make encrypted audio and video calls on Twitter.
In a meeting that Musk had with Twitter employees at the headquarters in San Francisco, while showing slides titled Twitter 2.0, he announced that direct messages in this social network will be encrypted, and users will soon be able to use functions such as making encrypted voice and video calls. to use.
Twitter’s new changes after the takeover of this social network by Elon Musk
After acquiring Twitter, Elon Musk has considered various programs for this social network. Twitter’s new owner is now pursuing plans to send encrypted messages on the social network. In a meeting that was held on Monday, November 30, at Twitter’s head office, he announced:
“We want to give users the ability to communicate without worrying about their privacy and not having to worry about data breaches on Twitter. “Users should be able to easily communicate with each other on this social network and not worry about someone spying on them on Twitter.”
In 2018, Twitter warned that a number of users’ direct messages had been accessed by some people for more than a year. Now Elon Musk, as the new owner of this social network, plans to solve this problem by encrypting direct messages, preventing other people from accessing users’ messages as much as possible.
Over the past years, Twitter has tried to make this happen several times, but for various reasons, the encrypted Direct Messenger program has been delayed. But now Musk wants to make encryption a top priority for Twitter 2.0. “It has to be done in such a way that when a person wants to look at a user’s direct message, they think they have a gun to their head,” he told employees on Monday.
He added that Moxy Marlin Spike, the creator of the Signal app, has apparently announced plans to help Twitter in this regard and that Elon Musk has spoken to him about encrypting Direct Messages.