You can now have a secure and untraceable Skype call from your smartphone

You can now have a secure and untraceable Skype call from your smartphone
While messengers like WhatsApp have had end-to-end encryption for years, Skype is just now implementing a more secure way to communicate. However, Microsoft’s product takes things a step further and offers a complete on the down-low experience.

The new function, called “Private Conversations”, allows users to either text or call not only through an end-to-end encrypted channel, but also without leaving any signs that the conversation ever happened. There will be no text log recorded, or the usual notification with the duration of the call after it ends. So, if someone is snooping around your Skype app, there will be nothing for them to find.

To start a Private Conversation on mobile, you have to tap the “New chat” icon (the one that looks like a pencil) and select “Private Conversation”. After that, you choose the person you want to talk to, currently the feature only allows for one-on-one convos. After your partner has been chosen, they have to accept the invitation, and the secured conversation will start. Don’t worry, there’s no need for the other party to be online at the time of the invitation, it will last 7 days.

This is another welcomed addition to Skype and it shows that the development team continues improve user experience, on top of integrating Spotify and adding video call recording. Private Conversations are now available for all platforms that Skype supports.

via: MSpoweruser

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5 Comments

1. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Very nice! But...will there be any trace of said calls on Microsoft servers? What if the authorities come knocking...will Microsoft open the door and have a big treasure trove of personal information to hand over to them? Privacy is no longer part of the constitution or bill of rights...the rights of those in power overshadow those of the little people who voted them in to power.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7573; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

These are just ploys to get people into a false security that you are safe and secure. Just like people think iPhones are secure, and that they can't be broke into, or unlocked. Everything can be tracked on the internet. If you think otherwise, then your being ignorant and stupid.

2. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Bravo, Skype/MS. For once you did things right.

3. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Well... terrorits definitely will like this new feature, way to go Microsoft!

5. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Awesome, I’ll be gettin a bunch of sales calls now.

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