Who of Mastodon app developers wants to add E2EE messages to their app?


As I've revealed in my last Patreon post, I've been working on adding end-to-end encryption APIs into Mastodon as an upgrade to the direct message system.

Any and all technical details available at the moment are here:


An implementation guide for app developers is being worked on.

@Gargron I'm choosing to interpret the "message franking" heading in the most literal sense possible



Just to be sure, is it the client responsible for key generation, encryption etc?

If so i think using libolm


could be the simpler way to implement this feature, right?

Bye and thank you for your work!
@Gargron pleroma: adds federated chat
mastodon: adds e2ee to hidden posts

well played

@Gargron What happened to the plan to add end-to-end encryption to private messages? Thanks

@GerryT Nothing, it will hopefully still happen, it's complicated though

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