'Twitter 2.0' To Introduce Encrypted DMs, Voice Calls, And Video Calls, Says Elon Musk

Your private DMs can stay private, hehe.

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Elon Musk has made a lot of waves in the Twitter-sphere since he took over, and it seems like his next one is enforcing privacy

Musk announced in a meeting titled 'Twitter 2.0' that he will be enforcing end-to-end encryption in direct messaging (DM) on Twitter.

According to Outlook,  this is because Musk wants to let users communicate without being concerned about their privacy. Users also won't need to worry about someone at Twitter spying on their DMs or a data breach causing all of their DMs to leak.

"It should be the case that I can't look at anyone's DMs if somebody has a gun to my head," said Musk.

This appears to be a more secure move, as Twitter was involved in a data breach back in 2018

The data breach allowed a hacker access to over 5.4 million accounts, which Twitter admitted was due to security vulnerability, as reported by 9to5Mac.

Musk also stressed that he wants voice and video chat to be available via DM

Business Insider reports that Musk said Twitter could allow more secure calls without having to give out a phone number.

Finally, Musk said that Moxie Marlinspike, the creator of Signal, which is a cross-platform centralised encrypted instant messaging service, may be willing to help out with the encryption of Twitter DMs.

Previously, Elon Musk stressed that Twitter accounts that impersonate others would get banned, even as a joke:

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