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How to Record, Download, Share Skype Calls on Windows 10, Android, iOS

Skype offers the ability to record calls on both computer and mobile phones, i.e. Android and iOS devices.  Microsoft asserts that call recording is a cloud-based feature that is available after updating Skype to the latest version. A few months ago, recording Skype calls was only compatible with Android and iOS excluding windows 10.

However, due to the stiff competition faced by Skype from other social service providers such as Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger Microsoft has been rebuilding Skype app for Windows 10 to keep pace with other applications and to ensure competitive advantage.  With the repeated efforts, Microsoft has brought up to speed the most anticipated Skype feature Record Skype Calls This new feature is now readily available on the latest Skype version in all platforms including Windows 10, Ios as well as Android.

Microsoft asserts that:

“Call recording is completely cloud-based and is now available on the latest version of Skype and most platforms, except Windows 10. Call recording is coming to Windows 10 with the latest version of Skype releasing in the coming weeks. As soon as you start recording, everyone in the call is notified that the call is being recorded—so there are no surprises. If you are on a video call, Skype will record everyone’s video as well as any screens shared during the call. After the call, you can save and share the recorded call for the next 30 days.”

The new recording feature in Skype is straight forward since you can record any call. Additionally, the feature eliminates surprises since as soon as one starts to record the other person is notified that the call is being recorded after which you have 30 days to save and share the video recording locally.

In this article, you will learn how to record Skype calls on Windows 10, Android and Ios mobile devices. In addition to the steps on how to record Skype call, we will provide stepson how to locally save the recording and share it with others especially your contacts.

How to Record Skype Calls

To effectively record Skype calls on your Android, Ios or Windows 10 computer follow the steps below


  1. Open Skype
  2. Select a contact
  3. Start a conversation with the selected contact.
  4. Click the + (plus) button on the bottom-right corner on your Skype.
  5. Select start recording option in the option displayed

Start recording a call on desktop.

Once you have completed all the above steps on both windows 10m computer and mobile phones, i.e. Android or Ios, a banner will appear to notify both you and the other person involved in the Skype call that the call is being recorded to avoid surprises.

How to save Skype Call Recordings

Skype recorded calls are posted on your chat, but they will be available for 30 days in total. Therefore, if you want to keep the recording for future use, then you must save it on your local drive or device. Below are steps on how to save your Skype call recordings.


  1. Open Skype
  2. Go to your chats
  3. Click More options, i.e. (the three dotted button) in the Skype recording
  4. Select Save to Downloads option
Save a recorded call on desktop.
Save a recorded call on desktop.

Upon completing the above steps, Skype call recording will automatically save on your Windows 10 computer in mp4 file format. 

On mobile phones, i.e. both Android and Ios, its simple compared to computers. Tap and hold on the recorded Skype call in the chat and then in the list of options displayed tap save option. The recorded call will download and save on your handheld or mobile device.

Save a recorded call on mobile
Save a recorded call on mobile

How to Share Skype Call Recordings

In case you want to share the recorded call with other people that were not involved in the recording. Here are the steps to follow


  1. Open Skype
  2. Go to your chats
  3. Click more options, i.e. (the three-dotted button) in the Skype recording.
  4. Select Forward option

Share a Skype call recording

  1. In the “Forward Message” the box  that appears, select the contacts you want to share the recorded call with
  2. Click send button

Share a Skype call recording

Once you have completed the above steps, the Skype call recording will be sent to the selected contacts.

Forward Skype call recording on mobile
Forward Skype call recording on mobile

On your mobile phone, i.e., both Android and iOS Simply tap and hold the recorded call in the chat and then tap Forward option. Then select the contacts that you want to share the recording with, and tap the send button. Your recording has been sent to the selected contacts.

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