Skype is finally adding a call recording feature

Users rejoice – you will no longer have to rely on third-party apps to record calls.

Microsoft is to introduce a cloud-based call recording feature to Skype later this month.

Throughout Skype’s 15-year history, users have frequently requested a built-in call recording option and had to rely on third-party apps instead.

“Call recording is completely cloud-based and, as soon as you start recording, everyone in the call is notified that the call is being recorded – so there are no surprises,” the company said.

“Call recordings combine everyone’s video as well as any screens shared during the call.”

The feature is one of several coming to Skype later this summer, as well as read receipts which will show the other person’s avatar beneath messages whenever they have read it.

Version 8.0 of Skype.
Version 8.0 of Skype (Microsoft)

Skype is in the process of rolling out its eighth version to desktop, which includes free HD video and screensharing calls for up to 24 people.

In a blog post, Skype also warned that all users will have to update to 8.0 by September 1 as all previous versions will stop working.

“As we roll out improvements, there comes a time when we must shut down older services and application versions,” Skype explained.

“This is done to ensure that all customers have the best possible Skype experience, and that there are no quality or reliability issues resulting from old technology and new technology interoperating.”

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