Twitter Introduces Encrypted Direct Messages For Verified Users, But There Are Security Concerns.
After months of speculation, Twitter has officially launched its first version of encrypted direct messages – with a few caveats. This functionality is currently only available to verified users (such as Blue subscribers) or accounts linked to verified organisations.Furthermore, the encryption feature does not work with group messaging, and Twitter does not provide protection against man-in-the-middle assaults.
According to Twitter, while encryption works across platforms, the recipient must follow the sender in order to enable it. Encryption can also be enabled if a user has previously communicated with the sender or accepted their DM invitation. If a user is eligible for an encrypted discussion, the sender will be given the opportunity to enable encryption through a toggle.