Skype is getting call recording and a new mobile-like refresh for desktop

After 15 years, the feature everyone has longed for is here

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.

Source: Skype