Private Twitter conversations are about to get more secure. At least, that’s what recent discoveries about the end-to-end encryption service that the social network is implementing on Twitter for Android suggest. Although the first tests of the tool were detected four years ago, evidence given by Elon Musk himself suggests that the network has returned to work on the resource.
Initially, the new tests were detected by technology blogger Jane Manchun Wong, who four years ago was also the one who discovered that Twitter was already working on the service.
In season, questioned by TechCrunch, the platform refused to comment on the development of the tool, which ended up not being officially launched by the network. Now, however, after Jane shared images of new tests, Elon Musk himself decided to comment on the subject, albeit in a “discreet” way.
In the tweet in which Jane showed signs of implementation, Musk responded to the message with a winking face, suggesting that in fact Twitter had returned to work on the feature.
In addition, shortly after the “confirmation” given by the CEO of the social network, Jane still posted new prints, showing images of the prototype of the encryption key of the private messages to which she had access.
It is worth remembering that messages with end-to-end encryption are already a reality in other messaging applications, such as WhatsApp. Thanks to the feature, messenger conversations are restricted only to the people involved in the chat and cannot be accessed or intercepted by third parties.
Verification comes back at the end of November
In addition to the encryption feature, the Twitter employees seem to be working tirelessly in other news on the platform.
Twitter Blue, the subscription service that has become Musk’s favorite since he bought the social network for $44 billion, is one of the most demanding of efforts.
after having been released a few days ago for the cost of US$ 7.99, the service caused confusion on the network when it was used by fake accounts pretending to be big companies or personalities. Given the mess, it was taken down, with the promise that Twitter would work better on the tool before relaunching it.
These “tweaks”, however, appear to be implemented much faster than expected.
According to Elon Musk himself, the account verification service, linked to the Twitter Blue subscription, will be relaunched on the platform later this month, on November 29th. And, in the words of the billionaire himself, with the guarantee that it will be “solid as a rock”.