How to record and convert a Skype call to text

The number of people working from home has been increasing for the past decade and the latest pandemic (COVID-19) has accelerated that change. Those that are working remote turn to web conferencing tools to stay connected and convert those meetings to text to help keep everyone on the same page.

What is Skype?

Skype is one of the most well known web conferencing applications. Skype allows video conference calls, instant messaging services across all devices including laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.

Why convert a Skype call to text?

One of the best ways to increase productivity is to take proper notes and action items. By recording your Skype meeting and then converting it to text, you’ll have a full transcript of everything that was said. This can easily done with automated transcription software like Sonix. Sonix can transcribe your Skype call to text in minutes. Another reason to convert a Skype call to text is that you can easily search by word to find specific information and action items. Not only that you can easily share the transcript with other members of your team.

Seven easy steps to record and convert a Skype call to text

1. Login to Skype

Click the “Login” button at the top-right corner of Skype’s Homepage. If you don’t have a Skype account you can click on “New on Skype? Register” to register for a free account.

2. Create a meeting on Skype

Inside Skype, click the “Meeting now” button in the left navigation bar. You can invite participants to the meeting using the sharing link. Note that anyone you share that link with will be able to join the meeting.

3. Record your Skype call

Click the “Start recording” button at the bottom-left corner of your meeting page. Note that a  small banner will pop up that lets each participant know that the call is being recorded.

4. End the Skype meeting

Once your call has finished, your recording will be automatically added to your chat thread. This chat thread is accessible and downloadable by all the participants on your call.

5. Download Skype call

Click on three dots at the top-right corner of your recording and select “Save as…”. Insert a name for your call and then download an .mp4 file of the meeting.

6. Convert your Skype call to text

Open up Sonix. If you don’t have a Sonix account, you can create one here: Click “Upload” and then “Select file from your computer” and locate the call you just downloaded from Skype then click “Transcribe”.

7. Edit and share

Sonix will convert your Skype call to text in a few minutes. You can edit, highlight, and polish bits of the automated transcript and share with your team.

That’s it. It’s really easy to record and convert your Skype call to text in a matter of minutes. Increase productivity and keep your team on the same page all the time!

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