Skype To Add Call Recording Feature for Its 300 Million Users

By Nitish Singh / July 17, 2018

With over 300 million active users, Skype is one of the most used services in the world, but it still lacks quite a few important features that its competitors offer. Microsoft announced a host of new features that will be making it into the app in the near future.

Call recording is one feature that has been heavily requested by users but never made it into the service. Microsoft is finally working towards releasing a call recording feature that will be hitting the app soon on all platforms. Users were forced to use third-party solutions for call recording in the past and having an inbuilt feature makes things much easier for users.

Other new features that will be part of a future update include the ability to view read receipts for messages, a private conversation mode with no data being stored on the servers and profile invitations. Skype 8.0 is already live, but the new features haven’t made it to the current build yet.

Skype 8.0 will be replacing 7.0 (also known as Classic), and if you want to continue using the service, it is recommended to update the app before September 1. Microsoft stated in their blog “We are encouraging everyone to upgrade now 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.”

The service will also receive a minor quality of life tweaks to make the user experience better. The update will also add a chat media gallery to view all shared images and other media from a conversation. Skype has been playing catchup to other services due to a lack of features. The new update should help the app gain some popularity, but it may be a case of “too little too late.”

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