Skype remains one of the most popular tools for one-on-one and group audio/video calls. People around the world use this service for personal conversation, studying, business, and other things. Some calls are especially important and require not only your attention, but also recording for future reference. A couple of months ago, there were no built-in call recording tools. Users had to rely on third-party software to record a Skype call and keep it somewhere. Luckily for all of us, Microsoft nowadays generously provide a native solution for those wanting to record a Skype call. Everything is built-in and does not require additional apps. Moreover, call recording is available on every platform which supports recent Skype versions. Do you wonder how to record a Skype call? This article is all you need.
Skype recording tools are surprisingly very nice. First, Skype keeps all your records 30 days and does not require you to pay for it. You can keep any amount of records with any duration. Second, call recordings are accessible from anywhere you have Skype installed. Record a Skype call on Windows 10 and later access the record on your Mac or iPhone. Third, if you want to keep a record for a longer period than 30 days, you can download a Skype call recording and save it locally forever. Fourth, you can share saved recording with anyone.
How to Record Skype Calls on Windows?
First, make sure you have the latest Skype version installed. You should be on Skype 8 and higher. Skype 7 and below does not support call recording. Do not want to use Skype 8? Then you should consider using third-party software for call recording.
- Initiate a call, then click on the three-dot button at the bottom-right corner. An additional menu will pop open on your screen.
- Simply hit Start Recording and you are good to go.
- You can stop recording any time by pressing Stop recording at the top of the screen. Also, recording automatically stops when you end a call.
Do note that Skype notifies your interlocutor when you start recording calls. No sneaky recordings without notice. This also works in group calls. When someone is recording a call, everyone receives a notification that someone is recording. Also, it is good to tell everyone in call that you are recording a conversation. Be nice to everyone and respect their preferences.
In addition, Skype automatically sends a copy of the recording into the private or group chat. Microsoft’s policy is that if you record a Skype call, everyone should be able to access it afterward.
In order to save a call, right click on it and select Save as.
How to Record Skype Calls on Mac?
There are no differences between recording a call in Skype on Windows and Mac. All you need to do is click the three-dot button and press Start Recording.
How to Record Skype Calls on iPhone and iPad?
Again, the idea is the same. Tap three dots at the bottom-right corner. You will see a row of four additional buttons. Start Recording is all you need.
In order to end a Skype call recording, press Stop Recording and the top of the screen or simply end a current call.
Just as on desktop, you can save a call on your iPhone to keep it longer than 30 days. All you need to do is press and hold a record and select Save.
How to Record Skype Conversation on Android?
You will be surprised, but Skype call recording on Android works absolutely the same as on iOS. You need to press the three-dot button in the right corner of the screen and tap Start Recording.
That’s it. From now on you can say goodbye to any third-party apps you previously used to record Skype calls.