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Twitter’s New Owner Elon Musk Wants DMs to be End-to-End Encrypted like Signal

April 28, 2022

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and Twitter’s new owner, on Thursday called on adding support for end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to the platform’s direct messages (DM) feature.

“Twitter DMs should have end to end encryption like Signal, so no one can spy on or hack your messages,” Musk said in a tweet.

The statement comes days after the microblogging service announced it officially entered into an agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk, with the transaction valued at approximately US$ 44 billion, or US$ 54.20 per share in cash.

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