Skype has announced with version 8 of its mobile and desktop app, users can now record calls right within the app.
When you’re on a call in the Skype iOS or Mac app, for example, just tap the “+” icon on desktop to start recording, or the new ‘record’ icon on iOS to start recording your calls. Users will be able to save their recordings to their Mac or PC, and on iOS to your device’s Camera Roll.
Features of Skype recording according to the company’s support article:
- 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.
This built-in feature would be helpful for those looking to collaborate for work or an event, and want to be able to save key information without taking notes.
According to Skype, recordings are cloud-based and available now with the latest update. However, Windows 10 users will need to wait, as they will see this update arrive “in the coming weeks”.