A savvy computer science student has noticed that Twitter are trialling end-to-end encrypted secret DMs, their latest bid to up the sense of security felt by their users — but mainly to compete with the likes of Wickr and Signal.

The feature means that messages will only be able to be read by the sender and recipient; not Twitter or third-party companies with access to your data.

Funnily enough, it would appear Edward Snowden was the one who first asked for this feature to be introduced eighteen months ago.

At least Twitter’s Jack Dorsey is listening. Or not listening, as the case may be soon.