The microblogging site Twitter has started working on end-to-end encryption for direct messages (DMs) on Android.

App researcher Jane Manchun Wong tweeted: “Twitter is bringing back end-to-end encrypted DMs.”

A picture of the code strings highlighting references to encryption keys was attached to Wong’s post.

Elon Musk replied to Wong’s tweet with a winked emoji, which indicates that the feature is in development.

Several users expressed their thoughts on the post.

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While one commented, “Nice. What happens in DMs should stay in DMs,” while another user commented, “This is very important and scary to think DMs were missing end-to-end encryption. Thanks, Elon!”

Meanwhile, Musk had announced that the micro-blogging platform would soon allow organizations to identify their associated accounts.

In a tweet, Musk said: “Rolling out soon, Twitter will enable organizations to identify which other Twitter accounts are actually associated with them.”

While a user commented “eventually we’ll be asking, what can’t Twitter do? Looking forward to exciting things”, another user asked: “Will any user be able to create an organization? Or will Twitter be the arbiter of what constitutes an organization?”

“Ultimately, I think there is no choice but for Twitter to be the final arbiter, but I’m open to suggestions,” Musk replied.

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