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Record Skype Calls for Your Podcast (The Easy Way)

Are you trying to record Skype calls for your podcast? Now you can directly from your Mac, iOS, or Windows device.

By Mike Cunsolo | 06/09/2018

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When creating a podcast you may want to do interviews with contributors. If you can’t get them in the studio you may want to do an interview with them over Skype. Previously you would have had to use Audacity, Adobe Audition or something like Amalto Skype recorder to record Skype calls but not anymore. Skype is introducing a recording feature within the Skype app making it even easier to record Skype calls for your podcast.

Download Skype

Firstly, download Skype for either desktop (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux) or mobile (Android, iPhone, and Windows 10 Mobile).

How to Record a Skype Call on Desktop

To start recording, click the + at the bottom of the screen and select 'Start Recording'.



A banner will appear at the top of the screen letting everyone know they’re being recorded.

After the call, the recording is posted to your chat where it’ll be available for 30 days. Use this time to save and share the recording.

How to Save a Call onto Your Desktop

Go to your chat and click the symbol.

Then, click 'Save to Downloads'.

Alternatively, you can click save as and navigate to where you want it to be saved where it will be saved as an MP4.

How to Share a Skype Call on Desktop

Click the symbol and then click 'Forward'.

A forward message box will appear and you can select who from your contacts list you want to share the video with.

How to Record a Skype Call on Mobile

Click the + sign at the bottom of the screen and select 'Start Recording'.

A banner will appear at the top of the screen letting everyone know they’re being recorded.

How to Save Skype Calls onto Your Mobile

Tap and hold the recording and then tap 'Save'. The recording will download to your camera roll as an MP4.

How to Forward a Skype Recording on Mobile

Tap and hold the Skype call and tap 'Forward'. The forward message box will appear and then you can select who from your contacts and tap 'Send'.



So there you have it! A few simple steps showing you Skype’s new recording features which will help simplify the recording process and help you to record Skype calls for your podcast. For more information on interview recording and podcasting in general, then sign up for our newsletter.

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