Elon Musk wants Twitter to have encrypted DMs and support for video and voice chat


Washington: Twitter CEO Elon Musk has been very forthcoming about wanting to improve the microblogging platform and it looks like he’s taking a step towards making it happen.
According to The Verge, during a meeting with employees Tuesday at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, Musk explained precisely what that looks like. A recording of the meeting obtained by The Verge suggests Musk told employees the company would encrypt DMs and work to add encrypted video and voice calls between accounts.
“We want to allow users to be able to communicate without worrying about their privacy, [or] worrying about a data breach on Twitter causing all of their DMs to be accessed on the web, or thinking that maybe someone on Twitter could be spying on their DMs. It obviously won’t be cool and it’s happened many times before,” Musk said, the outlet reported.
The world’s richest man also went on to say that “we also want the ability to do voice and video chat via DMs.”
In 2018, Twitter warned that an undisclosed number of DMs between companies and their customers had been accessed by strangers for over a year.
Additionally, earlier this year, the US government accused a former employee of improperly accessing user data on behalf of Saudi Arabia.
However, it’s unclear how the DMs were or were not used, according to The Verge. (ANI)


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