Microsoft Delivers Promised End- To-End Skype Encryption Option

Back in the month of January, Skype announced that it was going to work on the testing part of the  end-to-end encrypted chat conversations, which is going to be secured with the help of a Signal Protocol by Open Whisper Systems. Now, the feature is available for all users on Skype no matter whether the user will be from the iOS, Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows Desktop.

To start a final private communication or interaction, all a user needs to do is to simply select “New Private Conversation” from the compose menu or the recipient’s profile which is going to be available on the latest update from the skype. The recipient will then receive an invite, and all calls and messages that transpire within that conversation will be encrypted end-to-end until it is terminated. But for this feature there’s a bit of a limitation, however: users can only participate in one private conversation per device at a time. The private conversation can be switched to another device, but anything sent and received will be tied to whatever device is currently being used.

End-to-end encryption is going to be more secure since the contents of messages can only be read by the sender and recipient of the user easily.

Earlier before this, Skype did offer some form of encryption, but end-to-end encryption is more secure since the contents of messages can only be read by both the sender and recipient. It joins the ranks of other chat platforms that offer end-to-end encryption, including Apple’s iMessage and Facebook’s Messenger, which also offers the feature as an opt-in.

About Skype:

Skype is an IP telephony service provider that offers free calling between subscribers and low-cost calling to people who don't use the service. In addition to standard telephone calls, Skype enables file transfers, texting, video chat and videoconferencing. The service is available for desktop computers, notebook and tablet computers and other mobile devices, including mobile phones. A number of companies, including Skype, produce dedicated Skype phones.

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