Twitter to announce “Secret Conversation” by this year-end


Twitter, one of the worlds renowned social networking platform is all set to announce a tool called “Secret Conversation” by this year-end. The company is reported to have started the testing of its application package on some of its trusted users and is all set to announce it on an official note by the next fall.

Twitter’s objective of launching the new tool is to offer its users a greater security and allow them to send more sensitive messages to their peers.

From the past two years, companies are thriving hard to stand out in competition by offering highly encrypted conversation to its users. Facebook, Google, Skype, WhatsApp, and Signal have done this already and Twitter is said to follow next.

News is out that Twitter will introduce this feature to its users sending direct messages. Under the system, a user can type in a message and offer a pre-shared key aka password to another person intended to view the message.

A source from Twitter said that the idea of introducing “Secret Conversation” service was mulled by Twitter in 2016. But due to marketing and advertising concerns, it decided to postpone it then.

But as data privacy concerns have grown in recent past, especially, after the political data scandal of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, Twitter wants to take another look at encrypted messaging service.

Note- All encrypted messages of various messaging platforms are said to be protected from being spied by governments, hackers or Twitter itself (in this case).  But there’s no guarantee that the claims offered by the companies will remain true in all aspects.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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