According to a recent tweet by Elon Musk, Twitter may be launching encrypted direct messages on Wednesday, as part of the social media platform’s push to improve communication features.
Musk revealed that the latest version of the Twitter app includes changes to direct messages, allowing users to reply to any message in a DM thread, and use any emoji to react to a message. Previously, users were only able to reply to the most recent message in a thread and react with specific emojis.
In addition to these updates, Musk also announced that encrypted DMs “should” be released on Wednesday. Encryption ensures that only the sender and receiver of a message can read it, meaning Twitter and Musk wouldn’t be able to see or intercept direct messages.
Musk also stated that voice and video calls will soon be added to Twitter, enabling users to “talk to people anywhere in the world” without having to share their phone number.
While previous Twitter CEOs did not focus on developing the direct messages feature, Musk has expressed his intention to turn Twitter into an “everything app,” including messaging and financial services.
However, it’s worth noting that Musk’s promised Twitter updates don’t always arrive on time. In February, he announced that Twitter would introduce a feature to share advertising revenue with creators on the platform, which has yet to materialize.