Skype now supports native call and video recording

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Skype now supports native call and video recording

Once someone starts recording, all the parties involved in the call will be notified of the ongoing process - eliminating surprises. However, before that could happen, Skype gave its users the good news of video-chat recording instead. Microsoft says it is "introducing call recording to help capture special moments in a Skype call with your loved ones or record important meetings with your colleagues". However, the downside is that this feature is not available on Windows 10.

A feature that has only ever been available with third party applications like Evaer is now natively supported by Skype itself. There are several mobile and PC apps dedicated to video calling - from Google's Hangout and Duo to Apple's Facetime. When calls have completed the recording will be saved to the cloud for 30 days, although anyone wishing to archive calls longer than that can download them and save them locally.

However, Engadget quoted that Microsoft is now allowing users to record calls and keep the contents in a cloud-based storage on skype for a time period of 30 days.

When a call is recorded, Skype will display a banner at the top of the interface letting all participants know the conversation is being captured. Potential sources suggested that to save the recorded Skype calls, a user will require to press the three-dotted "More options" button from his existing chat and thereby select "Save to Downloads" option. The call recording will be available for download and share with other Skype contacts for 30 days.

When you're done recording, either hang up or go back to the same place and select the "Stop recording" option. And for Android or iOS-based mobile devices, you can start the recording feature by tapping the "+" sign and then chose the Start recording button. However, the feature has now arrived in all the platforms including smartphones as a part of an update. More to that, everyone on the call will have the opportunity to be able to save the recording on their local machine.

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