Private Conversation Improvements (End-to-end encryption)
End to end encryption. Self destructive messages, ability to stop users from taking screenshots in secret chats, etc..
We recently released end-to-end encryption via the Private Conversations feature Brian mentioned below and would love any feedback about how you use it, what you think of it, and what you’d like to see us do next.
Please add your feedback here for features you’d like to see in Private Conversations.
Jade Shain commented
Microsoft should disclose what encryption algorithms are being used in Skype. Additionally, the default encryption setting should be opt-out. End-to-end encryption should be the default.
This is so old and yet still the same, every conversation should be encrypted and the fact that the encryption is device specific really kills the whole use of it. If I'm on my desktop at work and have a private session that session on only for that device, i.e. if open Skype on my phone that session doesn't exist.
The way it's implemented is really only 50% (half the story).
John Michael commented
I think you should launch end to end message encryption by default to ALL CONVERSATIONS (like whatsapp) and not an option in Private Conversations.
It would be brilliant if we could have private (encrypted) group chats!
Recipient of a private message cannot
* take screen shot
(I know people can use a separate camera to take a photo of the screen, but still....)
The end to end encryption should be as a standard with option to switch it off.
EVERY conversation should be private BY DEFAULT ... the current solution is not really a good thing, extemely complicated enable End-to-end encryption. It does't make sence, having two conversations per contact (one normal and onw end-to-end-encryption).
"EVERY conversation should be private BY DEFAULT." - let me qualify this by saying, we should have the OPTION to make this the DEFAULT on EVERY conversation and it shouldn't require the other parties to accept things. It should just be the default behaviour.
We shouldn't have to explicitly start a "Private Conversation" and the recipient shouldn't have to accept an invite!
EVERY conversation should be private BY DEFAULT.
How is it that Microsoft can take such a simple concept, already implemented by competing products, and then implement it in the most brain-dead, half-assed way possible?
"Private conversations" in Skype 8 is already end-to-end encryption and has certain other characteristics: