After 15 years of existence, video chat platform Skype has finally announced it will debut built-in call recording.
While users previously resorted to a variety of third-party applications to aid them in recording, users can now employ Skype’s cloud-based recording solution, which combine everyone’s video as well as any screens shared during the call. Skype notifies everyone in the call when a recording starts, so it can’t be surreptitiously recorded.
The upgrade is now rolling out.
Along with call recording, the Microsoft-owned platform announced version 8.0 for desktop (which replaces Skype classic), as well as a slew of other updates.
Version 8.0, which is also rolling out for iPad, has a design similar to Skype’s mobile app. It brings features like @mentions and a media gallery for Skype chats.
Also now rolling out: a private conversations feature that provides end-to-end encrypted Skype audio calls and messaging using the Signal Protocol.
Additionally, users can now make invite other users to easily join a group call by sharing a link to join the conversation.
Skype promises more updates are coming later this summer.