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How to Record Skype Calls in Two Handy Ways

Author by Michelle

Updated at Aug 3rd, 2020

Skype has already added a call recording feature to the application, you can use the function to record important meetings, special moments, etc. in a breeze. But this article has also found another efficient way to achieve this end with the same effect, and more than that, it's actually more powerful than the built-in recorder. The following are the tutorials of how to record Skype calls using these two recorders.

Part 1. How to Record Skype Calls with Its Built-in Recorder

How to Record on Skype

Step 1. Make sure you have joined a Skype to Skype call.

Step 2. Then tap "Start recording" on the second left at the bottom menu bar. Some users may find this feature in the ellipsis at the bottom right corner.

Tips: People in this call will be notified through a banner saying that you are recording the call. So you'd better get consent of others before the recording. Otherwise, legal issues would arise.

Skype Call Recorder

Step 3. End the recording by tapping "Stop recording" or by ending the call or leaving the group. The recording will be automatically sent to the chat where everyone in this call could see it.

Tips: The recording is stored in the cloud and won't take up any place on your local drive. And it will be available in your chat for 30 days.

Save the Recording

Step 4. In the chat where the recording has been posted, click on the three-dot on the top right corner of the video thumbnail to "Save to 'Downloads'" or select "Save as" to download it to another location.

Part 2. Recommended Independent Skype Call Recorder

The built-in Skype call recording feature has indeed saved us lots of time to find another program to do the task. But it also comes with a shortcoming - it can only record Skype to Skype calls. You still need a third-party tool to record other activities on the screen. So why not just choose a recorder that can handle both the Skype call recording and screen recording perfectly? Because I know just one recorder that could meet the requirements - WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, which is more than a video converter but also integrates a handy screen recorder. Read on to see how to use this Skype video recorder below.

Also read: Record WhatsApp Calls l Record Screen on Windows l Record Webcam with VLC l Record Gameplay on PC l Record Audio from YouTube

How to Record Skype Calls with Skype Video Recorder

Skype Video Recorder

Step 1. Open the Screen Recorder

Before start, please free downloadfree download the software.

Run WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, then click on “Recorder” in the middle of the home screen.

Step 2. Alter the Recording Parameters

Before adjusting the parameters in the Screen Recorder, please make sure the Stereo Mix is functioning on your system: Right-click the Sound icon on the desktop > “Audio Devices” > “Recording” > Right-click to select “Show Disabled Devices” and “Show Disconnected Devices” > Right-click on “Stereo Mix” to “Enable”. Then switch on “Stereo Mix” in the Screen Recorder to include the sound in the recording. The left side of Screen Recorder offers you two modes of recording - the “Full Screen” is to record activities happening on the whole screen and the “Custom” is to frame a specified part of the screen. In the bottom area where the inverted triangle is, you could choose an output destination for the recorded file. Next, hit the “REC” button to start recording.

End Skype Calls Recording

Step 3. Save the Recording

Click on the stop icon beside the timer on the top banner or use hotkey “Ctrl+F1” to stop the recording. Then the recording will be automatically saved to your local folder.

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