Are you still using Skype to communicate on your phone? Well, you already have a new possibility of communication: your private chats. Do you want to try them?
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End-to-end encryption for new private chats now available on computers and Android
Skype today announced: it incorporates encryption in conversations using the signal protocol the same one used by WhatsApp or Messenger, for example. It is a hyper-secure cryptographic protocol that distinguishes the possibility of any unauthorized reading of messages, although it is not established by default in all conversations and the user will have to choose them.
The new private chats are now available, but not in stable application. To take advantage of the launch, Skype has sent a trial version of their app to the Google Play Store, which will be updated with the non-final changes. Among them, one of the new chats, of course.
for other devices on the Skype website.
Requires Android 5.0 and above