Twitter working on 'Secret Conversations' encrypted message feature

Twitter working on 'Secret Conversations' encrypted message feature

But without enabling the encryption, those messages were subjected to prying from hackers, governments, and Twitter itself.

Such functionality would put the social network on par with secure messaging apps like Signal, Telegram or WhatsApp, and would come at a time where people are more reluctant to use Facebook Messenger following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

According to TechCrunch, the "Secret conversation" option in Twitter for Android was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong earlier this month.

As users seek more security, end-to-end encryption has become a new mandate for messaging apps. However based on this discovery, it seems that Twitter could now be actually actively doing something about it. Implemented into messaging, it means no other party will see the messages exchanged between two users.

TechCrunch has reached out to Twitter for an official information about this feature.

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She also complained of ringing and poor hearing in her left ear, which subsequently was diagnosed as a ruptured ear drum. Neither the District Attorney's Office nor Foster's attorney, Joshua Bentley, offered comment after the hearing Tuesday.

Twitter can additionally get up the leg on WhatsApp when it Facebook commences to dig to those conversations.

Twitter uses an industry standard hashing function known as bcrypt to mask users' passwords after you make an account, replacing the actual text with random numbers and letters. Jane Manchun Wong discovered the secret feature inside Twitter for Android Application Package (APK).

Twitter is used by many journalists and politicians as their preferred communication platform.

A Twitter spokesperson has declined to comment on the matter to various media outlets. So it makes more sense for the company to make a secret conversation feature. The company was urged to add the security measure by whistleblower Edward Snowden who directed a tweet to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asking for "burn-after-reading" DMs. The Twitter chief responded, saying the request was "reasonable, and something we'll think about".

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