Encrypted chats. Twitter's Android APK.
Twitter, by design, is a public platform for sharing up to 280 characters at a time. If you want a more private chat, then there's direct messages, but they can not be snooped on and remain stored as part of your account. However, Twitter is considering a much more private messaging mode called “Secret conversation.”
As TechCrunch reports, the discovery was made by Jane Manchun Wong in the Twitter for Android APK. The feature is present, but not enabled, and is not ready for public consumption.
Twitter is working on End-to-End Encrypted Secret DM! pic.twitter.com/2lLr5i1p42– Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 4, 2018
As to how secret conversations would work, Wong describes is simply as end-to-end encrypted secret direct messages. It would mean Twitter conversations carried out by using this feature, you can not read anybody else than the Twitter users who have the conversation, and deletion is both simple and permanent.
For Twitter, the new feature would be a positive move and new competition for encrypted messaging applications such as Signal or Telegram. Rather than leaving Twitter to have a chat on Twitter.
It's important to note that “burn-after-reading DMs” was a feature Edward Snowden asked Jack Dorsey for in December 2016. At the time, Dorsey said it was a reasonable request “we'll think about.” It looks like Snowden may finally get his wish.http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js