Skype for Android has been updated to version 22.214.171.124, bringing support for private conversations, along with improvements to Bluetooth.
Private conversations were first introduced to Skype Insiders in January, and have now been brought to the telecommunication service's Android application. The feature enables users to keep shared information private, with any sent or received messages being protected via end-to-end encryption. Sending text messages or files in the form of images, audio, or videos, will be kept private using the industry standard Signal Protocol. Furthermore, some improvements to connecting with devices using Bluetooth have also been made. As always, the update is accompanied with stability and reliably improvements as well.
The full changelog reads as follows:
- Private conversations - Skype private conversations give you enhanced security through end-to-end encryption for conversations between you and your friends and family.
- Bluetooth improvements.
- Stability and reliability improvements.
Earlier this month, read receipts were announced for the Skype Preview app on Android and iOS. On another note, a few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it would be killing of Skype classic version 7 on September, and upgrading everyone to version 8, which is quite similar to the mobile apps for iOS and Android.
In any case, if you are interested in checking out private conversations, you can download the latest update here.