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Good news for Skype users: Skype finally adds call recording

siliconreview Good news for Skype users: Skype finally adds call recording

Skype is one of the most used communication tools for free voice call and video chat; an app that promises to bring us closer to our near and dear ones who live miles away from us. But one thing that it always lacked is call recording feature, something that all Skype lovers have always demanded. Well, the good news is that their wish has finally come true!

Microsoft has now added call recording feature to Skype and it is available for both desktop and mobile. The feature is compatible in the latest app update on every platform except Windows 10 for now but it will soon be launched in Windows 10 also. The recording is very simple; users have to just click the plus sign on the lower right and select “Start recording” option when the call has started.

But what about the privacy concerns? Microsoft is completely aware of consent laws and the dire consequences of someone’s objection to recording calls. Well, there is no need to worry as the other person on the call will be informed about the call being recorded via a little banner. Hence there aren’t any surprises! Moreover, Microsoft reminds everyone to verbally inform the interlocutors before initiating the recording. The recording is stored online as an MP4 file for up to 30 days and within this duration, the call can be saved locally by anyone who was on the call.

The limitation here is that only audio cannot be recorded separately. Hopefully, this will be resolved soon. Nevertheless, with this feature, Skyping experience is like never before!

 

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