How To Record A Skype Meeting
Last Updated: January 10, 2021
Do you want to capture your group’s important meetings and discussions on Skype? While everyone can host or join meetings on the platform, only people with Skype for Business accounts can record the session. As for free users, they can only and capture their group or direct calls. So if you belong to the latter, follow our quick guide to learn how to record your calls on Skype.
If you want to record your meetings, you might want to subscribe to the Business version of Skype. But if you’re not willing to pay, the only thing you can use to capture your discussions is the call recording feature.
With the call recording feature on Skype, users can save their calls if they need them in the future. Whether it’s an interview or a work-related discussion, recordings can capture everything on your meeting, including video, audio, and shared screens.
To record a call on Skype, all you have to do is join one and start the recording from call options. In case you’re not familiar with the app’s features and find its interface confusing, don’t worry, since we’re here to help you.
We’ll teach you how to record your calls on Skype with our guide below. Aside from that, you’ll also learn how to download and save the files on your device.
How to record calls on Skype
Although anyone can host or join meetings on Skype, recording one session isn’t possible for users with a personal account. However, they can still record group or individual calls from other people.
So if you’re using a personal Skype account, you might want to start a group call instead of hosting a meeting. In this way, you can record your discussions, video stream, and instances of shared screens.
Here’s a quick step-by-step tutorial on how to record your calls on Skype for desktop and Android.
On your computer:
- Open the Skype desktop app or web client and sign-in to your account.
- Join a call from your contacts or start a new one. To create a new group or individual call, click Calls > New call and choose the participants.
- Once you’re inside the call, click More (three-dot icon) at the bottom right corner of your screen.
- Click “Start recording.”
- If you wish to end the recording, click “Stop recording” or the red circle at the top left corner of your screen. Leaving or ending the call works as well.
When you start recording, every participant on your call gets a notification from Skype so that everyone is aware of what’s happening. With that in mind, it might be a good idea to ask for permission beforehand to avoid any issues involving privacy.
- Launch the Skype app from your app drawer and sign-in.
- Start a new call or join an existing one.
- Tap the three-dot icon for more options and select Start recording.
You can find the recording of your call on your chat, and it will be accessible there for 30 days. During that time, every participant from your meeting can view and save the recording on their device.
Aside from saving your recording can also opt to share and send it to others through chats. If you’re using the desktop or web app, all you have to do is right-click on the one you want to share, click Forward, and send the message. For mobile users, tap and hold the video and forward it to one of your contacts.
How to save your Skype call recordings
Since you can’t store your Skype recordings on your chats forever, you might want to download them locally for future use. To save one on your computer, right-click on the video and click “Save” to download and save the file to your default downloads folder.
As for mobile users, tap and hold the recording on your chat and select Save. You can find the video on the Camera Roll on your device. But if you can’t record or save videos on your phone, you might not have the latest version of Skype, or your device is not compatible with this feature.
Recording meetings on Skype for Business
As for Business users, they have the option not only to record calls but meetings as well. Since the latter can host more participants, you can record discussions with a larger group of people.
To use this feature, click More (three-dot icon) once you’re in a meeting and select “Start recording.” Once you stop capturing the discussion, Skype automatically saves it in an MP4 format.
Wrap things up
Unfortunately for free Skype users, recording a meeting is only available on Business accounts. However, you have the option to record calls and save them on the chat for 30 days.
With that in mind, you can host discussions with people on group calls instead of meetings and record them for future use. After capturing the session, you can download the file on your computer or share it with others through chat.
Just remember that every meeting or call participant receives a notification when you start recording. With that in mind, we recommend that you ask permission from everyone first before you use the feature.