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Skype is Testing New Private Conversations With End-to-End Encryption

2018-01-12 10:32 by
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Skype is currently testing a new feature called Private Conversations, which is protected by end-to-end encryption and made possible by Microsoft's partnership with Signal.

In a short blog post on Jan. 11, Microsoft officials noted that the coming end-to-end encryption will work for audio calls, text messaging, and image, audio, and video file transmission.

"Skype is one of the most popular applications in the world, and we're excited that Private Conversations in Skype will allow more users to take advantage of Signal Protocol's strong encryption properties for secure communication," Signal said in a post on its official site.

To start a Private Conversation, Skype users simply tap the + icon, select New Private Conversation, and choose a contact. Skype sends the user an invite that's valid for seven days, and once accepted the Private Conversation starts like any other Skype call or message.

Once you end or delete a Private Conversation, you need to send a fresh invite to start another and recover the chat history. Private Conversations are also specific to a device (the feature is supported on iOS, Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows Desktop), so if you switch to another device you'll need to re-send the invite.

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