Twitter's popular direct message feature allows users to send messages to each other, regardless of whether they follow each other on the social networking platform. Twitter is also providing the support for encryption keys, which make the feature more useful for the privacy savvy users. This isn't the first time that Twitter has been approached about creating such a feature. It's taken a while, but it seems that Snowden's request will soon be granted.
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Twitter may gain the upper hand on WhatsApp if Facebook starts to go through the conversations. Twitter declined to comment, however, Dorsey responded to TechCrunch's report on the feature with the whisper emoji. Back in 2016, whistleblower Edward Snowden asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to implement encrypted messaging on the platform. The company is working on encrypted direct messages that could make it a better lace to have sensitive communications.
With Twitter being the social media network of journalists the world over, it's increasingly important that the platform offers more security to its users.
The feature, called 'Secret Conversation, ' was buried inside Twitter's Android application package, which often contain code for tools that a company may be in the process of testing, according to TechCrunch. Currently, you send regular text messages privately to one another, but this new mode is on another level. Whats app co-founder Jan Koum lately left WhatsApp, also " The Washington Post said the passing could have already been associated with "gaps in system" on face book's advertising focusing on and encryption strategies.