The Verge got a recording of an internal Twitter meeting in which new owner Elon Musk participated.
Musk discussed his plans for “Twitter 2.0,” specifically its messaging functions, during a meeting on November 22, according to the site. Musk stated that he desires encrypted texting, video chats, and voice calls.
Musk was quoted by The Verge as saying, “We want to enable users to connect without worrying about their privacy, a data breach at Twitter exposing all of their direct messages, or the possibility that someone at Twitter is spying on their direct messages.”
The website described how in 2018 it was discovered that direct messages between firms and their clients had been leaked by third parties.
In August of this year, it was discovered that a former Twitter employee provided private information of Twitter users who were critical of Saudi Arabia to the monarchy.
Musk also stated that Moxie Marlinspike, the creator of the popular encrypted chat software Signal, is “possibly willing to assist” with encrypting Twitter messages.
Marlinspike was a former Twitter employee after Twitter bought her company, Whisper Systems, in 2010. Marlinspike would depart in 2013 and establish Open Whisper Systems, which would release Signal in 2014.