Sometimes it becomes essential yet necessary to keep a record of an audio or a video which you might want to listen or watch afterward. Whether it is a business meeting call where you take note of important points and fear to blur or miss few of them or it is a family group chat that you would love to save the moment of or even if it’s a live webinar. The Skype finally allows you to record the call whether it is for the sake of audio call or the video call, it just provides a simple way to record them for you.

The latest Skype now includes a built-in feature that will record a call for the participants. The recorded call will be saved for all the participants in a call so you have to make sure that you ask the other party for their permission because it can be illegal for some areas to record the call without rapport or without telling other party depending on where you live. So make sure to check the law in your local area or ask for permission before recording the call.

We will assume that you already have installed the latest Skype on your device or a classic desktop client version on your PC. As Skype features a built-in call recording tool which might not be as fully featured as other third-party call recording apps but it provides the easiest way for the user to use it. So in this article, I will walk you through each step on how to record a Skype call.

So let’s start with the stepwise guide:

Step 1: Start a call with a Friend

Open Skype

Either it is an audio call or a video call, the above-shown screen with the bundled tools on the bottom right corner will appear when the call is attended by the receiver as shown above.

Step 2: Start Recording Call

Start recording

In order to record the call, from the bundled icons, click on the + icon, which will pop up its contextual menu as shown above. From the menu, click on the Start recording button as highlighted above.

Recording bar

After selecting the Start recording option from the menu, you can now see a recording bar on the top of the screen as highlighted above. The recording bar will show the recording icon alongside the time of the recording.

Step 3: Stop call recording

Stop recording

In order to stop the call recording you can either click on the “+” icon again, from the menu you can select the stop recording option or you can simply click on the stop recording link on the recording bar located at the top of the screen as highlighted above.

Note: If you hang-up without stopping the call record then the recording will not be saved.

Step 4: Locating Recorded call

Locate Recording within call

After stopping the call record the recording file will be shared to all the participants in the group. If you are still in a call and want to locate the recordings, you can click on the message icon as highlighted above. This will open up the Chat thread.

Recordings within in call

After chat thread slides out you can see the most recent chat will contain your call recording files as highlighted above.

Step 5: Playing and saving the Recorded call

Recording in Chat thread

After hanging up the call you can locate the files in the group or the individuals chat thread as shown above. In order to play the call record simply click on the Play icon on the center of the files thumbnail to listen or watch the recording from Skype.

Note: The Recording file will be saved in the Skype until the chat thread is deleted so it is recommended to save the file in your device.
play and save recording

In order to save the recording file in your device or PC simply Play the file in Skype and click on the overflow menu located on the top right corner as shown above. From the menu click on the “Save to Downloads” option to save the call recording file in your PC.

That’s it! Hope this article helped you to record a Skype Call. If you have any confusion or faced any difficulty following the instructions please let us know in the comment section below.

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