How to Record Skype Calls

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  1. DownloadDownload Movavi Screen Recorder
  2. Adjust the recording parameters
  3. Capture your Skype session
  4. Save the Skype conversation

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How to Use the Skype Video Recorder

Skype is the perfect online communication tool for business personal needs, helping you to stay in touch with friends and coworkers, no matter where they are. Particularly valuable are the video calls that let you actually see the person you’re talking to.

If you want to save video chats, online interviews, or conferences on your computer for future reference, you need powerful recording software. Try using Movavi Screen Recorder! With this program, you can not only record Skype meetings and calls, but also capture any other screen activities.

To capture a Skype call, launch Movavi Screen Recorder. Position the recording frame over the Skype window, and click the REC button to start capturing your call. When the call is over, click the Stop button. Your recording will automatically be saved on your computer.

Read the step-by-step guide below to learn how to record Skype calls in the best way. You can download the app and start capturing the screen right now!

  • Step 1. Install the Skype Recorder on Your PC

    DownloadDownload the program from our website. Open the downloaded file and install the video call recorder by following the on-screen instructions.

  • Step 2. Adjust the Recording Parameters

    Launch the Skype video recorder. Choose the recording option on the pre recording panel and position the recording frame over the Skype window. You can also manually resize the frame later. If you want to record your Skype call in full-screen mode (in HD), you should stretch the frame over the entire screen.

    When the main recording panel appeared, make sure the System Audio and Microphone icons are highlighted in green. This tells you that the program will record both the sound of your voice and the voice of the other party in the conversation. To choose an audio input device, open the list above the Microphone icon and choose the appropriate device from the list.

  • Step 3. Capture Your Skype Session

    To record a Skype call, click the REC button. You can control the recording process by clicking on the Pause or Stop buttons in the program interface or using the compact control bar on top of the capture frame. You can also use the hotkeys: 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 opened in the preview window.

    You can also use the Movavi recording software as an MP3 Skype recorder. If you need to record a Skype audio only, just capture your call as described above and convert the file to MP3 format as described in the next step.

  • Step 4. Cut and Convert the Recording (Optional)

    If you want to cut out unnecessary sections, position the marker at the beginning of the unwanted part of the video and click the Scissors button, then do the same at the end of the unwanted segment. Select the fragment you want to remove and click the Trash Can button.

    Click Save As to continue. To choose a format for your recorded video, select one of the formats list. To save your recording as an audio file, choose MP3. Finally, click the Save button. That’s it! Now you know how to record Skype video calls.

    PC version of Movavi Screen Recorder is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Mac version is compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 or higher.


Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.

Movavi Screen Recorder

  • Capture video from your computer screen
  • Grab sound from multiple sources
  • Use the simple editing tools to make your recording perfect
  • Save videos in any popular format

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.

How to Record Skype Calls for Free

Another alternative is to record Skype calls using free software like Free Video Call Recorder for Skype. The program is available only for Windows, so if you’re a Mac user, you’ll have to use a different option. The program has three modes: recording both sides of the conversation, recording one side only, and recording audio only. Unfortunately, the formats for saving recorded videos and audios are limited to MP4 and MP3 respectively, and the program has no editing options.

Below, you’ll find a short guide to how to use the free video call recorder.

  • Step 1. Download and Install the Free Video Call Recorder for Skype

    To get the app, go to the website and download the installation file. Double-click on it and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Step 2. Adjust the Parameters

    Select one of the available modes from the list: record both sides of the conversation, record the other side only, or record audio only. Then click the Browse button and choose the output folder.

  • Step 3. Record the Conversation

    Start your conversation on Skype, then click the red Start button in the program to begin recording. Use the Pause / Stop buttons to pause, stop or resume recording. To locate the output file, click the Show in folder button.

How to Record Video Calls on Android

If you have Skype installed on your Android device, there’s no need to look for additional recording software because Skype already has a built-in recording function. Although it lacks editing options and the recorded videos are available for only 30 days, it may be a workable option for anyone wanting a simple recording tool. Here is how to record your video calls on Android.

  • Step 1. Download and Install Skype on Android

    To get Skype for Android devices, go to the Google Play app, enter “Skype” in the text box, and choose the app from the list. Tap Install and wait for the app to download. Then tap Open.

  • Step 2. Select and Call the Contact

    Find the desired contact in the contact list and open a chat with this person. Then tap the video call icon in the upper-right corner of the app and wait until the other party answers the call.

  • Step 3. Record the Call

    To record the conversation, open the menu in the lower-right corner and hit Start recording. To end the recording, tap Stop recording. Remember that the recording process will finish automatically when the call stops. Go to the chat to watch the recorded video. Note that it will be available for only 30 days. If you want to save the video for future use, save it to your device.

How to Record Skype Calls on iPhones

Skype offers an opportunity to record video calls not only on Android devices but also on iPhones. Thanks to the built-in recording function, users can record their conversations without having to install any additional apps. Unfortunately, you don’t get to edit your recordings, and they are available for only 30 days – if you want to save these videos for future use, you can download them.

  • Step 1. Download Skype from the App Store and Launch It

    To download Skype on your iPhone or iPod, go to the App Store and open the Search tab. In the text box, enter “Skype” and tap the Search button. Then tap Get. When the app has downloaded, tap Open.

  • Step 2. Find the Contact and Start the Video Call

    In the app, choose the contact you want to call and open a chat with this person. Tap the video call icon and wait until the other person joins the conversation.

  • Step 3. Record the Skype Conversation

    During the conversation, tap the symbol in the lower-right corner of the screen to open the menu. Tap Start recording to record your video call. To finish the process, tap Stop recording. The resulting video will appear in your chat. Remember that it will be available for only 30 days. If you need this video for a longer time, download it to your device.