There are many times when you want to have a chat in private, such as when you have something confidential to say or you simply don’t want the world listening in. Hey, that’s what social media’s for!
Encryption is simply a means of converting text into a jumble of letters and numbers that’s unreadable to anyone without the key to unlock it. If only you and the receiver have the key, then only the two of you can get access to your private message, and not the messaging service or anyone else. This is known as ”end-to-end encryption.”
If you’d like an easy way to use secure, end-to-end encrypted messaging, we highly recommend Signal. It’s free, open source, and available from the iPhone and Android app stores. Not only that, it also allows you to make secure voice calls.