How To Start A Private Conversation On Skype
Last Updated: September 5, 2022
Do you want to make a private chat on Skype? Do you want to use end-to-end encryption on some of your chats on Skype? If that’s the case, you’ll want to start a private conversation with your contacts on the app. Follow our quick guide below, and we’ll show you how to do so.
By default, your conversations on Skype don’t have end-to-end encryption on its messages. However, you have the option to start a private conversation with one of your contacts on the app.
When you switch to a private conversation, you’ll have end-to-end encryption protecting all your messages, media, and other information within the chat.
Here’s our guide about using private conversations on Skype.
How to create a private conversation with one of your contacts on Skype
If you want to have a secure conversation on one of your chats on Skype, you can start a private conversation with one of your contacts. Private conversations use end-to-end encryption in everything within the chat, including messages, calls, and sharing media.
You can start private conversations whether you’re using Skype on your phone or computer. Check our tutorials below, and we’ll show you how to do it from both devices.
On your phone:
- Launch the Skype mobile app and sign in to your account.
- Open one of your chats on the app and tap the user’s icon on the conversation header.
- Select the “Start private conversation” option from the menu.
Once the user accepts your invitation, you can exchange messages protected with end-to-end encryption. You can easily switch between private and normal conversations through the chat header.
On your computer:
- Launch the Skype desktop app and sign in to your account.
- Open one of your chats and click the gear icon on the conversation header.
- Select the “Start private message” option from the menu.
You can easily switch between regular and private messaging from the conversation header. This feature uses the Signal Protocol for encrypted content, so you don’t have to worry about the security of your messages.
To wrap things up
Now that you know how to start a private conversation on Skype, you can chat with your friends with end-to-end encrypted messages. Please note that you can only access and use these private conversations on one device at a time.
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