How to Record Skype Video Calls
How to record Skype video calls using a built-in Skype recording feature
Step 1. Start a Skype call
A Skype call can be made on both your mobile devices and computer once you’ve downloaded the Skype app. Start the call when you’re ready.
Step 2. Start recording
Recording can be started at the beginning of the call or at any time during the call. If you’re making a Skype call from your desktop or laptop, click the More button on the right-hand bottom of your screen. From the menu, select the Start recording option.
When using your mobile during a Skype call, look on your phone screen for the Start recording option. You’ll see it easily enough at the bottom of your mobile screen. Tap on it, and this will start the recording.
A banner will pop up when you’re recording, whether you’re using your computer or mobile. This notifies other callers that the session is being recorded.
Step 3. Stop recording
When the call session has ended, you can click on Stop recording. You can also simply end the call, and the recording will automatically stop as well.
Save, view, and share your videos in the Skype screen recorder
Save your recording
Once the call has ended, the recording is finalized. It gets posted to your chat, and you can view it anytime for the next 30 days. You can also share it with any of your contacts during this period.
Everyone else on the call can also save the recording for later viewing and sharing within the 30-day period.
View recorded files in a folder
The files are stored on the cloud by default. You can click the menu button as you did with the recording, and then select Show in Folder to locate the file on your device.
Share the call
To share a recording from your computer, select the Forward tab from the More button. The Forward tab gives you a list of suggested contacts you can share your call recording with.
Save to Downloads folder
You can also save your Skype video call recording by downloading it. This can be done on your desktop, laptop, and your mobile devices.
To save a call recording done on your computer, go to your chat. Click on the More tab. Select the Save to "Downloads" option. The recording will be saved in your Downloads folder.
You can also save the recording to one of your folders on your computer. Simply click Save as and pick the folder you wish to save the recording in. Your recording will be saved in an MP4 format.
Recordings appear automatically in the chat after they are made. If you need to delete recordings, click the three-dot menu option next to the recording. Click Remove, and you can then choose to delete videos. Check the boxes next to the recordings that come up and hit Delete to get rid of them.
Save and share recordings on mobile
To save a call recording made on your mobile, navigate to chat. Tap on the recorded call and hold. A menu will be displayed, and you can tap on Save. Your recording will download and automatically be saved as an MP4 file in your gallery.
When sharing a recording from your mobile device, tap and hold the call. Tap Forward from the options available. When you see Forward Message, select the contacts you wish to share the recording with and click Send at the top of your screen.
How to record Skype conversations with the alternative – Movavi Screen Recorder
Step 1. Install the Skype recorder on your PC
Download the free program from our website. Open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the video call recorder.
Step 2. Adjust the recording parameters
Launch the Skype video recorder. Select the recording option on the pre-recording panel and position the recording frame over the Skype window. The frame may also be manually resized later. You can record your Skype call in full-screen mode (in HD) by stretching the frame over the entire screen.
When the main recording panel appears, the System Audio and Microphone icons should be highlighted in green. This tells you that the call recorder will capture both the sound of your voice and the other person’s voice in the conversation. You can choose an audio input device by opening the list above the Microphone icon and clicking on the appropriate device from the list.
Step 3. Capture your Skype session
To make a recording of a Skype call, click the REC button. The recording process can be controlled by clicking on the Pause or Stop buttons in the program interface. You can also use the compact control bar, which can be found on top of the capture frame.
Using the hotkeys is another option available to you:
If you have Windows, press F9 to pause/resume recording and F10 to end the capture process.
On a Mac, press ⌥ ⌘ 1 and ⌥ ⌘ 2, respectively.
As soon as the recording stops, your video will be automatically saved in MKV format and will open in the preview window.
Movavi Screen Recorder can also be used as an MP3 Skype recorder. If you need to record a Skype audio-only, capture your call as described above. Convert the file to an MP3 file as described in the next step.
Step 4. Cut and convert the recording (optional)
You can cut out unnecessary sections by positioning the marker at the beginning of the unwanted part of the video. Click on the Scissors button, set the markers at the beginning and the end of the unwanted segment, and click the Trash Can icon to delete it. Repeat if necessary.
Click Export to continue. You can choose a format for your recorded video by selecting one of the format options. Choose MP3 to save your audio recording file and MP4 for video recordings. Click the Save button.
Frequently asked questions
How can I record my Skype calls?
Start a Skype call as normal.
Click the More button on the right-hand bottom of your screen. From here, select the Start recording button.
When the session ends or you have what you need, click Stop recording.
The video is stored in the conversation for 30 days, you can save it, store it, or forward it to other contacts.
How do I record a Skype meeting with Skype for Business?
Recording using Skype for business is slightly different:
Download the software and ensure you have an account with Skype for Business.
Start a call as usual.
In the More options menu, select Start recording.
When you are ready, hit Stop recording. You can also pause recordings if needed.
In Skype for Business, click on Tools on the main window and then access the Recording manager to see your recorded files.
Check a detailed guide by following the link:
What are the best Skype recorders?
Here are the popular options:
Movavi Screen Recorder
Pamela for Skype
Aiseesoft Screen Recorder
Evaer Video Recorder for Skype
AthTek Skype Recorder
Amolto Call Recorder
You can also check the two guides below to learn more about these programs and other available options.
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