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Skype’s Latest Version Now Has Call Recording Built In

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Skype will let you record your calls soon.

With a view to making things difficult for Google Duo and Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft has upgraded Skype by adding the eagerly anticipated call recording functionality. The new development is a part of the latest version of Skype and available on all supported platforms except Windows 10.

But somehow, through all these years, Skype has been missing a basic feature: call recording. Users have constantly sought out workarounds after their requests for this feature to be baked into the software have seemingly gone ignored. But now, for the first time, Skype’s finally getting a built-in recording feature.

Read more: Skype Version 8 Is Adding A Call Record Feature Starting This Month Among Others

In a blog update, Microsoft’s Skype team detailed the latest version of the app and announced they’ll soon be launching a completely cloud-based recording option built right into Skype itself. Once choosing to record the call, any audio, video, and shared screens will be picked up by the Skype recording feature. Everyone on the call will be informed that the call is being recorded. When the recording is completed, it will be available via a single downloadable file from Skype.

From Skype blog:

“Call recording—Take call snapshots to the next level with call recording. Capture a special Skype calls with loved ones or record important meetings with colleagues. Call recording is completely cloud-based, and as soon as you start recording, everyone in the call is notified that the call is being recorded—so there are no surprises. Call recordings combine everyone’s video as well as any screens shared during the call.

In the support page, which has guide on how to use the new function. To access it during a call, click on the “+” icon. The Skype application will then present an option that says “Start recording. Also“ When a call is recorded, Skype will display a banner at the top of the interface letting all participants know the conversation is being captured. However, Skype will still advise you to tell people they’re being recorded. In some states, it’s illegal to record phone calls without the consent of all parties involved.

All recorded calls will be temporarily stored online through Skype for 30 days. During that period, participants can download and save—To save the recorded Skype calls, click the three-dot More options button from your chat and then select Save to Downloads option. This helps you save your recorded calls directly to the downloads folder. Alternatively, you can select the Save as option on your desktop and then navigate to the folder to save the recording to your specific destination. On mobile devices, you just need to tap and hold the recorded call in the chat and then tap Save from the pop-up menu. The recording will automatically download and save to your device’s camera roll. Skype saves the recordings in MP4 format.

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