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    Wish you could record your mom's face when you give her the big news? What about capturing your study group's deep discussions?  With the latest updates to Skype (version 8), we are currently rolling out the ability to record your Skype calls directly in the app. 

    Skype call recording is completely cloud-based so you don't need to worry about your device's performance or storage space as you record.

    Key features of Skype call recording:

    • As soon as you start recording the Skype call, everyone in the call will be notified it's being recorded so there are no surprises.
    • If you are recording a video call, Skype will ensure everyone's video stream (including your own) is combined and recorded.
    • If someone shares their desktop screen during the call, it will also be included in the recording.
    • Once you stop the recording, end the call, or leave the group call, the recording will stop, and the final call recording will be posted on your behalf in the Skype chat in which the call took place.
    • The Skype call recording will be available in your chat for 30 days. You can download and save the recording locally at any time during the 30 days.


    How to Record a Skype Call

    1. During your Skype call, tap or click More more menu during a call options.
    2. Select Start recording.
    3. A banner will appear in your call letting everyone know you've started recording.
    4. After the call, the recording will be posted to your chat and will be available for 30 days. You can download and save the recording locally at any time during the 30 days.


    How to Save a Skype Call Recording

    1. From your chat:
      • On desktop: Click More options desktop more menu options .
      • On mobile: Tap and hold on the call recording.
    2. Download and save the recording as an MP4 file.
      • On desktop: Select Save to "Downloads" to save the file directly to your Downloads folder or select Save as to choose where to save it. 
      • On mobile: Select Save to automatically download and save your recording to your device's Camera Roll.


    How to Share a Skype Call Recording

    1. From your chat:
      • On desktop: Click More options desktop more menu options .
      • On mobile: Tap and hold on the call recording.
    2. Select Forward to share the Skype call recording to another chat.


    Other options for Skype Call Recordings

    • Select Messages - Select this and other messages in your chat.
    • Remove - Remove the recorded call from your chat.
    • Report - Report call recordings from someone else for abuse or spam.

    Skype (version 7) doesn't natively support call recording; however, some of our third-party developers have created applications that plug into your Linux, Mac, and Windows Classic Skype clients to achieve this. We have listed some of these below*:

    Program Name Supported OS Website Link
    Amolto Call Recorder Windows Vista or newer Click Here
    Callnote Premium Call Recorder Windows or Mac OS X Click Here
    eCamm Call Recorder for Skype Mac OS X Click Here
    Evaer Windows XP or newer Click Here
    G-Recorder Windows or Mac OS X Click Here
    iRecorder Windows XP or newer Click Here
    MP3 Skype Recorder Windows Vista or newer Click Here
    Pamela Windows XP or newer Click Here
    TalkHelper Windows Vista or newer Click Here
    Tapur Windows and Mac OS X Click Here
    Vodburner Windows and Mac OS X Click Here
    Xsplit Windows XP or newer Click Here

    If you're a developer of one of these applications and would like to request that we change some data in this FAQ, or you would like your application added to this list, please contact Skype Developer Support.

    * Third-party applications have not been checked, verified, certified or otherwise approved or endorsed by Skype. Applications may be subject to the third party provider’s own terms and privacy policy. Skype does not control and is not responsible for the download, installation, pricing, quality, performance, availability, support or terms and conditions of purchase of third party applications.

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