Skype receives call recording feature in newest 8.0 release

BY LEAH WILLIAMS
Posted on AUG 13, 2019

Skype's desktop app receives a new mobile-like design today, which includes iPad devices and an expanded file sharing size.

Skype Communications released an updated version of Skype (version 8.0) for desktop that will replace Skype version 7.0 (also known as Skype classic)/

New features include free HD video and screensharing calls,
more productive messaging, chat media gallery improvements, clickable chat history searches, and file sharing with up to 300MB involving photos and videos.

Features such as quoted messages, personalized themes, chat list, @mentions, and more are now available on the Skype for iPad experience.

Skype has also integrated an advanced call recording feature with the new version. "Take call snapshots to the next level with call recording. Capture a special Skype calls with loved ones or record important meetings with colleagues. Call recording is completely cloud-based, and as soon as you start recording, everyone in the call is notified that the call is being recordedso there are no surprises. Call recordings combine everyone's video as well as any screens shared during the call," the company explains.

As reported on the company's official website on July 16, the telecommunications application software product suggests all users should upgrade immediately to avoid any inconvenience as only Skype version 8.0 will work after September 1, 2018.

"As we roll out improvements, there comes a time when we must shut down older services and application versions," Skype reports. " 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. We know change can be hard, so we're working to make the update as simple as possible."

Skype refers users to the support site for assistance with the upgrade, as opposed to external pages and affiliates