Skype has been one of the most popular chatting apps in the world ever since it launched back in 2003. In fact, Skype is considered the “go to” app when it comes to official video calls such as job interviews for example. However, this past couple of years have not been so good to Skype since the chatting app has been losing some of its popularity because app such as WhatsApp joined the market.
The reason why Skype’s popularity has been declining is because WhatsApp is focused on providing users with high-level security through end-to-end encryption security systems. Fortunately for Skype users, it looks like the developers who are in charge of the app have decided that time has come for Skype to feature end-to-end encryption as well.
Skype is introducing a new feature called Private Conversations. As we can clearly tell from the feature’s title, it has been developed with for the sole purpose of giving Skype users a way to communicate with each other without having to worry about any third parties “eavesdropping” on their conversation or intercepting the media content that they share.
Not a Default Feature
On the downside of things, Private Conversations is not set by default and Skype users have to manually enable it every time they want to use it. Not just that, but the intended recipient needs to accept the Private Conversation and users can only have one conversation active at a time.
Another cool thing about Private Conversations is that it will hide content in notifications and the chat list so that no one can take a peek at the user’s smartphone display and see who they are talking with. Nonetheless, this is a great addition to Skype and we can only hope that it will be set as default in the future.