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Skype will gain native call recording feature

No one will question the claim that the Skype one of the pioneers of calls (by voice or video) via the internet, but almost 15 years after his advent, a resource that millions of users around the world still lack: call recording. Well, not for much longer.

In a post announcing the arrival of Skype 8.0 for macOS and Windows, Microsoft took the opportunity to talk a little about the features that are in the final stages of testing and will reach the messenger over the next few months. The main one is a native (and complete!) Call recording tool, which will work perfectly between platforms and for both audio and video.

The new feature thus described by the Redmond giant:

Take call fragments to the next level with call recording. Capture a Skype call with loved ones or record important meetings with colleagues. Call recording is entirely cloud-based, and as soon as you start recording, everyone in the call is notified so there are no surprises. Call recordings combine the videos of all participants, as well as any screens shared during the call.

Skype call recording

More details about the resource were not revealed, it is not known, for example, if the recording of the call will be available to all participants or only to the one who started the capture; nor is it possible to say whether this file can be exported or be restricted to the Skype environment. Still, it will be a hand in the wheel for users who need the functionality and have spent years using restricted and not so intuitive third-party solutions, such as Call Recorder (macOS) and Evaer (Windows).

The call recording will begin to appear for Skype users at the end of that month, expanding to all platforms (macOS, iOS, Windows and Android) in the following weeks.

Oh, and as a related note, Microsoft recommends that all users of the service on Macs and PCs update as soon as possible to Skype 8.0 from September 1, previous versions of the app will no longer work, due to the shutdown of services and frameworks old ones. The new version does not (yet) bring any undue resources, but the Big M promises a significant performance improvement and bug fixes in every corner, so it won't hurt, no.

via The Verge