Microsoft Skype now supports recording and saving your calls on Skype for all platforms other than Windows 10, which is coming soon. However, you will only have 30 days to save them, as this is how long they are being stored on the servers before being deleted.
To take advantage of this new feature, for the first time in the history of Skype, no additional software or apps will be needed. This also works if you want to record a two-person call. In this case, the screen is simply divided in two, making for a split-screen recording.
At any time during the 30-day period, feel free to save the video in .mp4 format. It’s available for download from Microsoft’s cloud servers.
If you want to record the video, there will be a ‘Start recording’ option, both on desktop PCs as well as smartphones. Alternatively, if you’re using the latter, you can also press the ‘+’ button.
A word of caution: as soon as you start recording, the other participants are sent a notification about it. As an additional reminder, both screens will have a recording symbol displayed, so everyone is kept in the loop regarding what’s going on. After the call is finished, the recording will immediately become available in the user’s timelines.
In order to take advantage of the new call recording feature, Microsoft requires you to use the latest version of Skype. In other words, Skype version 8 is supported, while Skype version 7 is not. However, Skype 7 users can install special third-party plugins to enable the option.