Maybe you have a big announcement and want to capture your parents' reaction to grandparents. You may want to record a guitar lesson to later review the new chords you have been taught. You may want to have a brainstorming session with colleagues to avoid losing ideas for posterity and bad notes. There are many reasons why you need to record a Skype call, and now you can ̵
Microsoft announced earlier this week that the app with the latest update to Skype Version 8.0 now offers built-in call recording capabilities. It is available for Macs and mobile devices. According to Microsoft, call recording in the coming weeks will come to Windows 10 ($ 99 on Amazon.com) Skype App. I've tried it with an iPhone ($ 1,210 at Amazon Marketplace) and iPad ($ 339 at Amazon Marketplace) and Mac. Here's how it works.
Skype Call Recording
To start recording a Skype call, click or tap the + button and then Start recording . A banner will appear at the top of each participant's screen informing you that the call is being recorded and by whom. You should ask them first and not just be polite: when you pick up a call, you see a banner instructing you to "avoid legal obstacles by telling people they are being recorded."
Video call recordings contain video of all users and all screens enabled during the call. Recordings are stored in the cloud and appear in your chat conversation, where they stay for 30 days.
Saving and Sharing Skype Records
To save a Skype record for more than 30 days, you can save it locally.
On a computer, open the shot, click triple point in the top right corner and select Save to Downloads . You can also right-click the recording in your chat and then click Save in Downloads .
On the mobile device, tap and hold the shot. Then tap Save . The recording will be saved as an MP4 file in your camera roll.
You can share a Skype record by right-clicking on it (or tap and hold on your phone) and then select Forward . Next, select your Skype contacts, and then click Share .