Did you know that you can actually record the call on Skype? There is a built-in option in this chatting app. And if you want some advanced functions, you may find them in third-party applications that let you save your video or audio calls. Skype’s own built-in recording tool is available on the web, desktop, and mobile platforms.
You are able to record the video or audio call, play it, or pause. It lasts 30 days on Skype, but you can always save it on your device as an MP4 file. Keep it on your computer or share it with others, it is up to you. This built-in feature works perfectly on Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, and iOS. When it comes to recording Skype calls via the web, make sure you have one of these browsers – either Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.
You may start by opening the Skype program on the device. Make an audio or video call. After the connection is set, click on the + sign you see in the right bottom corner. Some versions of Skype offer ellipsis icon instead of this sign. Select here the Start Recording command.
There is the message that appears on your screen to notify you and the person with whom you are chatting that the recording is on. After the call was recorded, click the + sign icon again and pick Stop Recording command. It will end the recording. You may also end the call to automatically stop the process.
The record will be stored in the chat window of your contact. Just open the chat and you will see the recorded video. You can play the recording by clicking it. Pause it with one click or stop it. There is a scrubber below the video, and you may use it to listen to or watch the specific part of your recording. The video will be revealed in a separate window.
Recorded call is saved in Skype for just 30 days, which may not be enough for users who want to save the call and come back to it whenever they want. In this case, you have to save the file from Skype onto your computer or phone. If you use the desktop Skype version, find the three-dot icon at the upper right corner of the recording window and click it. Then you will see ‘Save to Downloads’ option. If you click it, the call will be saved to the Downloads folder. And if you want to pick another location, click the text ‘Save As’. Your call will be saved in MP4 format, no matter whether it is video or audio.
You may check the file immediately. Go to the Downloads folder on your computer or wherever you have saved it. Click Show in the folder. Now you have to double click the MP4 file.
You don’t even need to download the recording to your computer to share it with another Skype user. To do it, click the Forward sign. Pick the person from the list of contacts on Skype. Click their icon to send the file to them.
Click on the video in the chatbox. Open the menu, pick the Remove sign and click it. That’s it.
Use the Select Messages option to delete or share multiple recordings in the chatbox. You have to carefully check whether there is a tick in the circle next to every recording you want to include in the process. You will see the bar with options Copy, Forward, and Remove. Pick one of these options, depending on your plan.
You will not have any problems with the mobile Skype app as well. Just make sure that you have enough space on your phone. All you need to do is hard to press the recording in the chat box. Save the recording in the photo library. You may resend a Skype call to one of your contacts or just delete this recording for good. If you need to navigate multiple recordings, tap Select Messages and pick all these messages.
Let’s talk about recording your Skype calls on the web. You have to open the Skype for the web and sign in to your account. Make the video or audio call. When the contact will respond, press + sign and select Start Recording option.
To stop recording you have to press the ‘+’ sign again. Remember that you can’t record the call without acknowledging your contact about it. The message will appear on both of your screens. The menu will appear where you will be able to pick Stop Recording. You may also simply end the call to stop the procedure.
After you stop recording the call, you can see it in the chat window. Play it right there. You may even use the scrubber to watch or listen to the specific moment. The recording has its own separate window, no matter whether it is video or audio. To share the recording with another user, find a three-dot icon in the recording window. Pick a Forward feature. After that, select the contact you want to share the file with.
Keeping the recording for 30 days in the chatbox is an official policy of Skype for all platforms. So, if you actually want to see the video or listen to the audio record from now on, you have to save it on your device. Click the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the recording call window. There will be more options. Pick the Save to Downloads if you want to keep the file in the standard Downloads folder. You may choose the Save As an option to change the location. The format of the video and audio record is still MP4. And if you want to delete the file go back to the three-dot menu and click Remove.
To delete or share Skype call recording, you can click the Select Messages option. Put a tick in the circles next to the videos or audios you want to work with. The bar with Remove and Forward options will appear in front of you. Pick the one you currently need.
There are multiple reasons to record your calls on Skype. Some people prefer to watch or listen to their family members’ faces and voices, others require to record important business meetings or lessons. It does not matter why you want to make a recording and save it. All that matters is that you can actually do it in no time, using built-in tools. Check them out and share your opinion about them in the comments below.