Skype is getting a much-requested feature today: call recording. After weeks of testing, Microsoft is rolling out Call Recording for Skype to all users across platforms.
Call recording has been a much-requested feature for Skype. For years, Skype users have been asking for a native functionality to record their calls instead of relying on third-party, sometimes expensive, apps and tools. With native call recording on Skype, things are getting a whole lot easier — all you need to do is hit the “Start Recording” button during a call.
From there, Skype will start recording your call and share it within the chat where it will last for 30 days. If you want to store it for longer, you can simply download and save the video locally. What’s even more helpful is Skype will automatically notify you and everyone else in the call when someone starts recording the call, and it’ll even record any shared screens which is going to be very convinient.
Microsoft says call recording on Skype is available on the latest versions of Skype — if you are running Skype 8, that is. The feature is available on “most platforms” except the Skype UWP app on Windows 10, though Microsoft says it will arrive for the UWP app in the “coming weeks.”
Call recording on Skype is launching at a critical point for the service — Microsoft got a lot of flack when the company announced it’s discontinuing the classic Skype, later backtracking. The company also announced some major design changes last week to help Skype 8 become more familiar to its classic users.