How To Record A Skype Call Using Built In Feature Or External Application

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Skype is one of the most popular video call services. You don’t need a lot of equipment and the software is user-friendly, enabling you to make video calls within minutes of downloading it.

Call recording feature helps capture special moments in a Skype call with your loved ones or record important meetings with your colleagues. Call recording is completely cloud-based and is available on the latest version of Skype and also on most platforms such as Amazon Echo/Alexa.

But you need to check the laws in your local area or ask for permission before recording as recording audio and video conversations without the permission of the other party are legally questionable based on your location.

STEPS TO USE SKYPE’S BUILT-IN RECORDING
  1. Start a voice or video call irrespective of personal Skype or Skype for business.
  2. In the bottom right-hand corner click on the “+” icon.
  3. Select Start recording. The recording is taking place is indicated by a red dot. You will also be notified with a message along with the other people on the call.
  4. To stop recording press the “+” icon again and select Stop recording. Or you could simply hang up which will process the recording.
  5. Go to your chat window using the icon in the bottom-right of the call window.
  6. Select play on it to listen/watch it back to listen to the recording.
ALTERNATIVES

There are some alternative methods you can try if you want separate files for separate participant’s audio and video.

  1. EVAER
  • It works on Windows only.
  • The MP3 Skype Recorder is the most lightweight Skype recording solutions for audio calls.
  • It is free of cost initially which permits you to record video conversations of up to five minutes in length.
  • It’s premium version costs $20.
  1. ECAMM CALL RECORDER
  • It works on MacOS only.
  • You have to pay $40 to use it after a seven-day free trial.
CALLNOTE REGULAR
  • It works on MacOS only.
  • It only works with audio calls.
  • The recordings take up less space on your Mac.

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