In our example we use HushChat user Alice and HushChat user Bob that both have valid positive Hush values in their wallets.
Alice and Bob first have to initiate the HushChat initial communication handshake otherwise HushChat will not work correctly and you will end up with garbage, like this:
Alice asks Bob for a HushChat z-address (z-addr) to start communicating.
Bob clicks on the "Zs1" button in his HushChat tab. The result is that the wallet creates a new z-addr and copies it into his clipboard. We'll call this Bob's HushChat z-addr.
Bob shares his newly created HushChat z-addr with Alice.
Alice receives Bob's HushChat z-addr.
Alice clicks on the "add contact" button in her HushChat tab, which is to the left of "Zs1". The result is the "Send Contact Request" screen appears with a new z-addr, which we'll call this Alice's HushChat z-addr. This screen appears as:
Alice then fills it in as follows:
Alice then clicks "Add contact and send request" and then close "send contact request" window (this will autoclose in the future).
Bob clicks on the "incoming contact request" button in his HushChat tab, which is to the left of the "add contact" button. Note that Bob sees a red 1 here instead of the zero, as seen above. The result is the "Incoming Contact Request" screen, which is shown here:
Bob then clicks on the request as seen here:
Bob then fills it in as follows:
Bob then clicks "Add new contact" and sees the following "Added Contact" popup, which he clicks "OK" on.
Now Bob sends a HushChat message to Alice. It may take a few minutes. This process became twice as fast as of November 2020 at Block 340,000, when our block time decreased to 75 seconds.
Alice then responds once she receives Bob's message.
Now both Alice and Bob are able to type encrypted memos (messages) back and forth and enjoy a bit of privacy 😎