Twitter CEO Elon Musk has been very candid about wanting to improve the microblogging platform, and he appears to be taking a step toward making that happen. During a meeting with employees at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters on Tuesday, Musk laid out exactly what that would look like, according to a recent report. Meeting notes obtained by Platformer show that Musk told employees the company would encrypt DMs and work to add encrypted video and voice calls between accounts.
“We want to enable users to communicate without caring about their privacy, [or] Worrying about Twitter’s data breach causing all their DMs to hit the web, or thinking someone at Twitter might be spying on their DMs. According to a report from Platformer, Musk said that clearly wouldn’t be cool, and it’s happened a few times before.
The world’s richest man went on to say, “We also want to be able to do voice and video chat via DM.”
In 2018, Twitter warned that an unknown number of DMs between businesses and their customers had been accessed by outsiders for over a year.
Additionally, earlier this year, the U.S. government charged a former employee with improperly accessing user data on behalf of Saudi Arabia.
However, based on reports, it’s not clear how DM is or isn’t being used.
Earlier this week, Musk reportedly told employees in an all-hands meeting that Twitter has concluded layoffs and that the company is now in hiring mode. Meanwhile, Twitter’s new owner also tweeted that the platform would indefinitely suspend the relaunch of Twitter Blue, its subscription-based verification service. In a tweet on Monday, Musk said the system would not restart until he was “very confident that the imitation stopped.”