How to Record Video Call

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  1. DownloadDownload a video call recorder
  2. Set the parameters
  3. Start the recording
  4. Save the result

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Video Call Recorder for PC

Let’s imagine you have an extremely important video chat on Facebook that you need to record and share with someone else. You start to look for a Facebook video call recorder but can’t find a specific program. How is it that no-one has come up with the idea of creating such an app?

The truth is that there is no difference between Facebook recording and other messenger video call recorders. The majority of programs will work for any video call service. The only thing you should be aware of is the device you use for calling. Below, you’ll learn about two ways to record a video call – on PC and on an Android phone.

Let’s start with call recording on your PC. One of the easiest ways to make a recording is to use Movavi Screen Recorder.

  • Step 1. Install Movavi Screen Recorder

    DownloadDownload the installation file and follow the onscreen instructions for how to install the Movavi video chat recorder.

  • Step 2. Set the Capture Parameters

    After launching the program, press the button with the video camera on the sidebar. You’ll see a red frame that lets you determine the screen area to be captured. If you don’t want to record the whole screen, just reduce the size of the window with the cursor. You can also move the frame if your chat is not in the center of the screen. If you don’t want to see the capture control panel during the recording, go to the Settings menu and deactivate that option in General Settings.

    Now look at the main recording panel that appears after you've chosen the capture area. Check out three particular icons – Webcam, System Audio and Microphone – they should be highlighted in green. If they’re not, click on them to activate video and audio recording.

  • Step 3. Start Recording the Video Call

    Ready to start recording? Press the big red REC button. To pause or stop the process, use the icons in the bottom right corner of the recording window or these hotkeys: F9 and F10 for Windows and ⌥ ⌘ 1 and ⌥ ⌘ 2 for Mac.

    By the way, you can turn off sound recording at any time by clicking on the System Audio icon. If you want to exclude your own voice from the recording but still save the voice of your friend, just disable the Microphone icon.

  • Step 4. Save Your Video and Upload it to the Cloud

    If you’re satisfied with the result, you can save the recording without changes, but keep in mind that you can shorten the video or cut out unnecessary parts by using the Scissors tool. You can also go back to the editing later if you don’t have time to do it right now.

    Once you’re ready to save the result, press the Save As button, choose the appropriate format, and click Save. Click the Share icon if you’d like to upload the recording to your Google Drive or to YouTube. When the upload is complete, you can delete the video from the computer to reclaim the disk space.


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.

Video Call Recorder for Android

One of the best-known video chat recorders for Android is All Video Call Recorder. You’ll almost certainly have come across this app for Android if you’ve been exploring mobile phone recorders. You can decide whether you want to use it from the information below.

  • Step 1. Download All Video Call Recorder

    Find the app in the Play Market and install it on your phone. Launch the recorder and press the Start button.

  • Step 2. Start the Conversation

    You don’t need to adjust any settings. All you need to do is to start the conversation via one of messengers – WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook, etc. Whilst you’re chatting, the call recorder will be working.

  • Step 3. Stop and Save the Recording

    When the call is finished, you’ll need to open the app again and click the Stop button. The recorder doesn’t have automatic saving for your call recordings, so make sure you saved the recording to the gallery on your phone.

    All Video Call Recorder only supports .mp4 format. If you need to have the recording in another format, you can convert it later.

Video Call Recorder for Free

There’s an alternative way to record your video calls: use a freeware program. Try AnyCap Recorder: it will capture your call with no problems. Please note: the app is only available for Windows.

Download the installation file, run it and launch the program. In the main window, choose what area to capture: the whole screen or just the window for the application you use for video calls (in this case, click Custom). In the Capture audio part, select the input and output audio devices. Click REC. After a short countdown, the recording will start. When you’re done, press F11 to stop. Note that this hotkey also switches to a full-screen display mode so you may need to use the hotkey again to get back to your regular mode. To stop the recording without using hotkeys, open it from the systray.

You can access your recording from the program window: just double-click the name. By default, the video will be saved in MP4 format, but you can change it to AVI in the Tools menu. Other formats are not supported, nor can you trim your video. Still, AnyCap Recorder works well enough for a freeware program.