The first rule of cryptography for personal use is use what you have.
Cryptography can be a deep and complex subject and the very thought of implementing something that complicated into everyday life can seem so daunting that people just don't bother to look at the obvious.
On your phone, tablet or PC there will be something in place already that will get you up and running. Whether that's WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or whatever, you probably have something that offers end-to-end encryption.
While there are arguments for and against using big tech companies apps for something as sensitive as privacy there are ways of strengthening the use of these technologies.
I'll get into that on my next post.