Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Video Calls How to Record Skype Calls Use the Skype recorder or try a popular app By Coletta Teske Writer Coletta Teske is a Lifewire writer focusing on consumer electronics. She has 30 years' experience writing for Adobe, Boeing, Microsoft, and many others. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Coletta Teske Updated March 06, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Skype The Ultimate Guide to Skype Introduction Skype Basics Internet Speed Required for Skype HD Calls How Much Does It Cost to Use Skype? How to Delete Your Skype Account Guide to Using Skype as Your Home Phone Getting Started How to Change Your Skype Username Setting up a Conference Call With Skype How to Make a Skype Conference Call How to Make HD Video Calls With Skype How to Share a Screen on Skype Tips for Using Skype How to Record Skype Calls Use Skype's Split View Mode in Windows 10 Stop Skype From Starting Automatically How to Blur the Background In Skype How to Find and Use Skype Emoji How to Skype With Alexa Working with Contacts How to Add Contacts on Skype How to Delete Skype Contacts How to Block Someone on Skype How to Unblock Someone on Skype How to Delete a Skype Conversation Skype on Different Platforms Installing Skype on Ubuntu Installing Skype on a Mac Using Skype on an iPad & iPhone Using Skype on a Chromebook Using Skype in a Web Browser How to Use Skype for Android Creating a Skype Account on Windows Troubleshooting & Updating What to Do When Skype Isn't Working Make a Test Call How to Uninstall Skype How to Update Fix Skype Webcam Problems Tweet Share Email Recording a Skype call is as easy as hitting a record, but you need to make sure everyone knows, and agrees to be recorded. Thankfully, Skype makes it easy to comply with everyone’s privacy. Before you record a Skype call, Skype notifies everyone that the call is being recorded. This capability is available in Skype version 8.0 and applies to the desktop, web, and mobile versions. How to Record Skype Calls Before you can record a Skype meeting you'll need to make a HD video call or a phone call to another person. After you’ve made a connection, you can start recording your phone conversation. Start recording a call by selecting More options (the plus symbol) > Start recording. When the recording starts, Skype displays a banner that notifies everyone on the call that they are being recorded. During a video call, everyone’s video and shared desktops are also recorded. When you’re done recording, select Stop recording. The recording will be stored in the Skype Chat pane. Did you forget to stop recording? No worries. Once the call is ended, Skype will stop recording. To find the recording, select Chats and choose the conversation that was recorded. You and the other people in your conversation will be able to view the Skype recording, save the file to your computers, and share it with others. These recordings are stored as MP4 files in the cloud for 30 days. Save Skype Recordings Your Skype recording is saved in the cloud for 30 days. After that, it will be removed from your Skype account. Before those 30 days are up you are able to download the recorded Skype meeting. To download the recording to your computer or another location, open Chats and select a conversation. For the recording you want to save, select More Options > Save to Downloads to save the file to your downloads folder. Or, select Save as to save the file to a different location. On a mobile device, tap and hold on the recording and tap Save to store it in your device’s camera roll. Share Skype Recordings To share a recording, open the Skype Chats pane and select the conversation that was recorded. For the recording that you want to share, select More Options > Forward. On a mobile device, tap and hold the recorded call and tap Forward. In Forward Message, type a message and enter the people you want to share the message. You can also select people from the list. Select Done when you’re finished. On a mobile device, tap Send. Use a Third-Party App to Record Skype Calls If you’re using an older version of Skype, you may not have the ability to record phone conversations and video conferences. In these instances, use a third-party application to do the job for you. There are several apps that work with Skype version 7 and record calls. One of these apps is MP3 Skype Recorder. MP3 Skype Recorder is free for personal, non-commercial use.