Skype has been synonymous with video calling and messaging for years. However, as the industry moved towards encryption and privacy, the use of Skype was discouraged by the dark encryption of experts. To counter this, Skype has recently introduced end-to-end encryption and is now available to the public.
While Skype has almost always been encrypted, privacy-conscious individuals have noticed that Microsoft has adopted the messaging platform were architectural changes that allow third-party access (for example, government wiretaps). However, with Skype's new end-to-end encryption, all messages are now protected from being monitored, whether by Skype or third-party.
Similar to Telegram, end-to-end encryption is not enabled by default. Instead, it's reserved for a special type of conversation called private conversations.
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To start a new private conversation, press the new chat button on the Chats tab. This button is located in the upper right corner of iOS devices and in the lower right corner of Android.
If this option is selected, you can initiate private conversation in two ways. First, press the contact you want to send securely and select "View Profile". Select "Start Private Conversation" to send a request to the other party to start an end-to-end encrypted conversation.
The second option is to To select "Private Conversation" at the top of the screen. This button takes you to a new list of all selectable contacts – select the contact you want to send to send him an invitation to start an encrypted conversation.