You’d think that call recording would be one of the basic features that Skype would offer but that’s not the case. Almost 15 years after the service was first release, a call recording feature has just now been confirmed for Skype and it will be released later this month. Microsoft has confirmed that it’s adding a call recording feature to Skype.
Skype’s call recording feature will be cloud-based so users will be able to record their calls across devices. It will be available on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Linux.
As soon as the user starts recording the call, everyone in the call will be notified that the call is being recorded. The recordings combine everyone’s video and any screens that are shared during the call.
Call recording is one of the several features that Microsoft is adding to Skype later this summer. The new features include read receipts which will let users see at a glance who’s read their messages. Once someone reads their message, their avatar will appear beneath it in the Skype chat. This will be particularly useful in group conversations so that users can quickly know when everyone is caught up with the latest messages.
Microsoft will also be rolling out Skype version 8.0 for the iPad over the summer which brings features like quoted messages, personalized themes, chat list, @mentions, and more.