The platform’s direct messaging feature is something that Elon Musk, Twitter’s new CEO, has already stated he wants to improve.
He discussed upcoming changes to Twitter’s direct messages in a meeting with staff members recently (DMs).
The Verge was able to obtain a recording of the presentation, which was titled “Twitter 2.0” and held on Monday at the company’s San Francisco headquarters.
Musk told the workers that social media platform would be experimenting with encrypted phone calls, video chats, and direct messaging.
We want users to be able to communicate without having to worry about their privacy, about a data breach at Twitter exposing all of their direct messages (DMs) online, or about Twitter employees maybe listening in on their DMs. It’s obvious that won’t work out well, and it’s occurred before.
Musk is right that DMs need to be made safer. Unknown numbers of direct messages (DMs) exchanged between customers and businesses in 2018 were available online for more than a year.
In addition, the US government charged an ex-employee with improperly acquiring user information for Saudi Arabia. How these DMs were used is unknown.
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