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Time to get off the mass surveillance grid. There are now multiple open source, point-to-point-encrypted, seriously evesdropping-resistant chatting options, most of them quite polished and easy to use.
(I am afraid I have never actually used stock Android, thus it gets no mention here.)
I believe it has been probably ten years, perhaps even longer, since the first time I set up my e-mail client for encryption. And then waited, eagerly, for someone else to join the club so I could play with it. Ten long years I have waited, and finally I have some play-mates!
One of several compelling cases for hard disk encryption: laptop loss or theft.
For starters, it is not very hard because there tends to be a lot of documentation out there on the subject. Here for instance is a rock-solid, step-by-step recipe for setup on a Debian Linux machine. Figure it out once, keep good notes, and you are good for a lifetime.