Call recording for Skype is finally here

Back in July, Microsoft announced that it would be adding native call recording to Skype. Today, the firm said that the feature is available on most platforms. And by most platforms, it means all platforms except for its own, Windows 10. Indeed, the UWP app is once again late to the party, giving users yet another reason to switch over to the Electron app, Skype version 8.

To start recording your Skype call by selecting the '+' icon on the screen and selecting 'Start recording'. All participants in the call will receive a notification that they are being recorded, to avoid any surprises. Since it's based in the cloud, anyone on the call can download the recording. It shows up in the chat for 30 days.

You can choose to download the recording, or you can share it with a friend. Downloading saves it as an MP4 file, even if it's just an audio call. Indeed, even if it's just an audio call, you'll get a video file, but with a static image as the video. If you want an actual audio file, you'll need to extract the audio.

To start using call recording, you can just update your app on your platform of choice. If you're using Skype on Windows 10 (UWP), you can find a proper version of the app here.

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