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How to Record Skype Video and Audio Calls on Windows/Mac/iOS/Android

You may want to record Skype calls, group discussions or business meetings for further use. Actually, Skype releases a cloud-based Skype call recording feature. You can record calls on Skype without worry about the available storage space or its performance.

But you still need a professional Skype recorder, especially when you want to record Skype video or audio calls without the other person knowing. Because if you record a video call in Skype, Skype will notify all attendees about Skype recording, including yourself. There are also many other Skype recording limits.

This article introduces 2 typical ways to record Skype calls and save them to your computer or phone. No matter you want to secretly record Skype calls or not, you can get the detailed steps here.

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Part 1: How to Record Skype Calls Secretly

Skype will send notifications to everyone in this call once it is recorded. It is quite embarrassing if you don’t tell others that you want to record a Skype call. Skype will tell if you screen record. To record Skype calls without knowing, you can run WidsMob Capture as your Skype call recorder. You can record Skype video and audio calls secretly.

What’s more, you can set the custom screen record region to record Skype calls on Mac. There is no maximum time limit. You can record screen on Mac before, during or after Skype call recording. The Skype call recording can be kept forever. It will not be deleted in 30 days. In a word, you can get more flexibilities to record on Skype.

1. Record Skype calls with screen video, system audio and microphone voice.

2. Totally secretly to record calls on Skype. Other participants will not know about the Skype call recording.

3. No maximum time limit for recording Skype calls.

4. Continue recording on Skype after the Skype call ends.

5. Save or share Skype call recordings whenever you want.

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Step 1: Free download, install and launch WidsMob Capture. Click Record Screen in the main interface.

Capture Screenshot

Step 2: Drag your mouse and set the custom screen record area. If you want to record the Skype window only, you can hover your mouse and click on the Skype display interface. Or you can unfold the three-line More option to get more options.

Fixed Region Capture

Step 3: Enable Microphone to record a Skype call with audio. Now, click REC to start recording a Skype call on your Mac computer after 3-seconds countdown. You can start, pause, resume and stop recording on Skype freely.

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Step 4: The recorded Skype call recording file can be found in Media Library. Here you can play, delete, organize or share Skype recording with ease.

Media Library Capture

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Part 2: How to Record a Skype Call Directly

The call recording feature is available for Skype to Skype calls. If you don’t mind the Skype recording notification, you can record Skype calls on Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android without third-party tools directly.

How to Record a Skype Call on Windows and Mac

When you start recording a Skype call, everybody knows. The original Skype recording will not be saved automatically. You need to save or share it manually. Here is the tutorial to record Skype calls on Windows 10 and other OS.

Step 1: Make a Skype to Skype call as usual.

Step 2: If you want to record a Skype call as a participant, choose the three-dot option.

Step 3: Select Start recording. A banner pops up in everyone’s Skype window. So all people know that you are trying to use Skype recording.

Step 4: When you stop recording on Skype, the recording file will be in your chat within 30 days.

Step 5: To save a Skype call recording, choose another three-dot More option. Select Save to “Downloads” or Save as to record and save a Skype call.

Step 6: To share a Skype call recording, just choose Forward from the More option instead.

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How to Record a Skype Call on iPhone and Android

To record a Skype call on your mobile phone, you can use the built-in call recording feature as well. Compared with desktop Skype recording, there are some slightly differences.

Step 1: Run Skype app. Make a Skype call.

Step 2: While you are having a Skype call, tap the three-dot icon.

Step 3: Choose Start recording to record a Skype call on Android or iPhone.

Step 4: Skype will tell others that you’ve started a Skype recording.

Step 5: Stop recording on Skype. Tap and hold on the call recording. Choose Save to save Skype call recording to Camera Roll automatically.

Step 6: To record and share a Skype call recording, you can tap and hold on the call recording. Then choose Forward to share the Skype recording call.

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Part 3: Top 5 Skype Call Recorders

If you are looking for other screen recorders to record Skype calls, you can check the following lists to get some advices.

Skype recorder Platform Pros Cons
QuickTime Player Windows, Mac

1. QuickTime Player is free for Skype video and audio recording.

2. Save the recorded Skype calls as WMV, AVI, MKV and more formats.

Need to install extra codecs to get playback of some video and audio files.
Windows 10 game bar Windows 10

1. It is a built-in gameplay recording feature. You can also record Skype calls on Windows 10 using game bar.

2. Take screenshots while making Skype video calls.

The game bar interface doesn’t show occasionally.
VLC Media Player Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

1. Record a Skype call on desktop or phone screen for free.

2. Apply basic video editing tools to Skype call recording.

The latest VLC version crashes all the time.
Screencast-O-Matic Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chromebook

1. Offer the multi-screen recording feature.

2. Add text, shapes and other drawing tools to your Skype call recording.

The user interface is a bit tricky for beginners to use.
OBS Studio

1. OBS Studio is a free and open source screen recorder for Skype.

2. Don’t cost high CPU performance.

OBS Studio is complicated for novices to operate.

These are all workable ways to record Skype calls on different platforms. You can record Skype video and audio calls without the other person knowing by using third-party call recorders. Or you can record calls within Skype directly. The main drawback of Skype call recording is that everyone will be notified about Skype recording. If you are okay about that, then you can record the Skype to Skype calls within the Skype app directly.

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