How to Record Skype Meeting on Windows and Mac [2023 Newest Guide]

To know how to record Skype meeting, follow the guide below. This post offers detailed steps to record Skype meeting on Windows and Mac with a free professional screen recording tool.

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Updated on Sep 19, 2023

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Want to know how to record Skype meeting? Be it a business meeting, study discussion, or some family get-together. Skype and Skype for Business are separate software, and allow you to take advantage of extra features like a recording.

Business enterprises use Skype for Business to streamline their business and communication needs. For many entrepreneurs and small-time businesses, this tool offers solutions to record and manage their corporate recordings since it is an efficient and inexpensive platform offering excellent features.


In the content below, we will be looking at how to record Skype meetings on Windows and Mac, along with free recording software with better features as an alternative.

Setting Recording Options Before Recording

Skype supports users to customize many options, like customizing Skype virtual background. Now, before moving on to the recording steps part, let us see how we can customize the recording options on Skype for Business to manage the files later.

The two ways you can follow to open these settings are.

Option 1. You can Hit on the Gear Icon right next to the options. This will invoke an Options dialog box. Or select the downward-facing arrow next to the settings, then navigate to Tools > Options.

skype for business options

Option 2. A list of settings you can tweak around appears on the left pane in the Skype for Business options window. Now, click on the "Recording" settings.

recording options

The two recording options you can avail of are. The file path where you wanna save all your recordings and the video resolutions. You can select the desired video resolutions and location to save.

After setting the recording Options, you can now follow the methods below to record Skype Meetings on Windows/Mac easily. But if you'd like to figure out how to record Skype audio with Audacity, you can read the post below.

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How to Record Skype Meeting on Windows (with Skype for Business)

The Windows OS lets the users record the Skype meeting directly through the app. Since Skype for Business can be used as a Skype video recorder, the whole recording process is quite straightforward, and below are the detailed steps to get your video recording on Skype for Business.

Step 1. Navigate to the Skype for Business website, and download it. If you have a business account, sign in using it. Or sign up to create one to use the app.

Step 2. So, once you join or start a meeting, click on the More Options menu button beside the settings (Gear Icon). Now, select the "Start Recording" option. If the "Start Recording" option is dimmed, the audio is disconnected, so press the microphone icon to enable audio and start the recording.

start recording

Step 3. Now, the indication for the recording process and the controls are shown at the bottom. The controls include pause, resume and stop recording options.

meeting controls

Step 4. Even if you are a participant or the meeting organizer, you can record the meeting. To know who is recording the Skype for Business meeting, point the mouse cursor on the red recording button. This also indicates that the meeting is under recording.

recording indication

Step 5. After recording your meeting for presentation, meeting, or anything. To stop it, click on the more options again, and press "Stop Recording". Or just click on the grey square box to stop the recording.

stop recording

Step 6. Now, after the end, you will get a notification to indicate the end of the recording. Skype for Business file is stored in MP4 format and is compatible with Windows media player.

notification after recording end

Step 7. Wait for a while until the program processes the recording, you will receive a notification, and the app saves the recording. Now, the file is ready for viewing and sharing.

How to Record Skype Meeting on Mac

Microsoft is yet to give its nod for Skype for businesses to record videos on Mac. According to the company's guidelines, Recording on Mac using Skype is yet to be introduced.

So, the best solution you should try is to use a third-party screen recorder to record Skype meetings. With more recording features and modes than Skype, EaseUS RecExperts is an even better alternative for Skype on Mac. 

EaseUS RecExperts stands out as a professional screen and video recorder with excellent features it offers for both Mac and Windows users. You can avail of many advanced functions it offers to schedule recording and edit all your videos. The tool provides the flexibility to record Skype videos anonymously, along with audio and video. 

Key Features of EaseUS RecExperts.

  • Record part of screen, a single window, or a full screen.
  • The auto-recording function is provided.
  • Allows users to record webcam and internal audio along with the screen.
  • Supports all common file formats.
  • A value-added Video editor, audio extractor, and media player inbuilt into the software.
  • Supports 4K UHD resolution.

Let's follow the detailed guide below to record Skype meetings on Mac via EaseUS RecExperts now!

Step 1. Download and launch EaseUS RecExperts on your Mac. To capture the whole screen, click on the "Full Screen" button from the main interface. If you want to customize the recording area, choose the "Region" button. 

main interface mac

Step 2. To record the screen with audio, hit the Sound icon from the bottom left side of the toolbar. The audio resources can be your external sound or system audio. Based on your needs, enable the target option. 

system sound

Step 3. Before capturing, you can change the output format of the recorded video by clicking "Settings" from the main interface. Then, scroll down the menu of Output format for Video. Choose the output type as you like. 

mac change output format

Step 4. Once done, click the REC button to begin recording. It captures anything displayed on your Mac screen. When you are done, click the Stop button. Then you can watch the recorded video from "Recordings". 

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How to Manage Recordings

Now that you have a screen recording of your Skype meeting, let us see how to manage and share it. Skype for Business recording manager can be accessed in two ways. Here you can operate on recorded videos and make them ready for publishing.

?The first method is to access the recorded files from the Skype for Business main window. A menu appears if you press the downward arrow or drop-down symbol next to the gear icon (Settings).  Now, hover over the Tools and then select the Recording Manager.

more tools

?Or a rather easy way, but it can only help if you are in a meeting. You can select on More Options and select Manage Recordings right under the Start/Stop Recording.

manage recording

?In Skype for Business Recording Manager, you can preview/view the recording, rename it, delete it, browse the location, and publish it.

recording manager

?For sharing with other participants, you can use the publish button. Once you click Publish button, a "Save and Publish Windows opens with options to name the file, select the location for saving, and options to choose what parts of the recording you want to include, like video, audio, messaging, and presentations. 

Now, when you feel everything is set, just press OK to save it and share it with the participants later.


Preserving a video to cherish or revisit it for some purpose is a great option, and Skype for Business offers you to record Skype meetings on Windows, but the feature is yet to come for Mac users. This post helps you in learning how to record Skype meeting on Windows and introduces the powerful screen recording tool EaseUS RecExperts for Mac. Hope this post helps.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why can't I record my Skype meeting?

There can be multiple reasons why you can't record a Skype meeting. The main cause can be if the Record Conversations and meetings option is disabled. You will find this in general settings. And another is if your microphone is not turned on. Sometimes, it might be a glitch, so restart the app.

2. Can you record on Skype for free?

Yes, If your Skype for Business allows you to record the meeting, then it is fine. But in other cases, the best free screen recording tool to record on Skype is EaseUS RecExperts, considering the better features and managing options.

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