How to Record Skype Calls

This wikiHow teaches you how to record a video or audio call on Skype on both your computer and your mobile items. If you use Skype a lot, chances are you’ve had some conversations that you wish you could relive. From funny to touching, these moments can be incredibly important. Luckily, you can protect your future moments by recording your audio and video calls.

EditSteps
EditOn Mobile
Open Skype. Tap the Skype app icon, which resembles a white “S” on a blue background. This will open your Skype main page if you’re logged in.
If you aren’t logged into Skype, enter your Skype email address or username, then enter your password when asked.

Start a Skype call. Choose a contact from the list, then tap either the phone-shaped “Call” button or the video camera-shaped “Video Call” button.

Tap . It’s at the bottom-center of the screen. A pop-up menu will appear.

Tap . This is in the pop-up menu. Skype will begin recording your call.

Tap when you are done. You’ll see this link in the top-left corner of the screen.
Make sure you don’t stop the call until the “Finalizing your recording…” message disappears.

End the call. Tap the red-and-white phone icon (or the X on iOS) to terminate the call.

Play back the recording. Everyone in the chat will see the recording you made in the chat section of the conversation. Tapping the recording will play it.
Long-pressing the video and then tapping Save in the resulting menu will save the video to your smartphone or tablet.

EditOn Desktop
Make sure that you are running the latest version of Skype. You need version 8 of the new Skype interface to record calls.[1]
You can download the latest version of Skype by going to https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/, clicking the Get Skype for button, and selecting your operating system.

Once you’ve downloaded Skype, you can install Skype by double-clicking the downloaded file and following the on-screen prompts.

If you are using Skype for Windows 10, then check the Microsoft store for updates. Click on the triple dots, then choose “Downloads and Updates”, then choose “Get Updates”.

Open Skype. Click or double-click the Skype app icon, which resembles a white “S” on a blue background. This will open your Skype main page if you’re logged in.
If you aren’t logged in, enter your email address and password when prompted before you continue.

Start a call. Select a contact from the left-hand list of people (or search for a contact), then click either the phone-shaped “Call” button or the video camera-shaped “Video Call” button.

Click . It’s in the bottom-right corner of the window. A pop-up menu will appear.

Click . This option is in the pop-up menu. Skype will begin recording your call.

Click when you are done. You’ll see this link at the top of the window.
Make sure you don’t stop the call until the “Finalizing your recording…” message disappears.

End the call. Click the red-and-white phone icon at the bottom of the window to do so.

Play back the recording. Everyone in the chat will see the recording you made in the chat section of the conversation. Clicking the recording will play it.
Right-clicking (or -clicking the video and then clicking Save to “Downloads” in the resulting menu will save the video to your computer.

EditTips
Always ask the other party for permission prior to recording a phone call.

Skype recordings will automatically be deleted after thirty days.

EditWarnings
You may need Skype Credits to complete your calls. Prior to calling and recording your conversation, make sure you have enough Skype Credits, as this could otherwise cause delays with your call, or have your call be cut short.

Recording someone without their consent is illegal.

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How to Get Acrylic Paint Out of Jeans

Acrylic paint can be a tough stain to get out! Luckily, jeans are pretty durable, so they can take some abuse while you try to get the stain out. The best way to remove the stain is to wash it with dishwashing soap while the stain is still wet. If it’s dried, you can try rubbing alcohol on it, or if it’s a stubborn stain, use turpentine or paint thinner to remove it.

EditSteps
EditCleaning Acrylic Paint off While It’s Wet
Scoop up any excess paint with a table knife or other tool. Try to get as much paint off the jeans as you can. If you have a huge dollop, run a table knife or other smooth tool over the area to pull the extra paint off.[1]

Use running water to get the wet paint out. Turn your jeans inside out so the stain is on the inside.[2] Hold your jeans up to the faucet and let the water run through the fabric. This should clean out the majority of the wet paint. Use your fingers to rub at the paint while flushing it with warm water.[3]
You can also flush the spot with warm water using a sponge if you can’t place the spot under running water. Get it very wet with water and sponge at the stain. However, flushing it under running will get out more of the paint.

Blot at the stain with a mixture of warm water and dishwashing soap. Pour an equal amount of warm water and dishwashing soap into a cup. Stir the soap in and then dip an old rag in it. Rub it into the stain, dipping the rag into the water again as the stain absorbs it.[4]

Flush the stain and wash the jeans as you normally would. Place the area under running water to rinse out the paint and the soap. If there’s still a stain, try the method again or pick another technique. If the paint is gone, throw your jeans in the wash for a normal cycle.[5]

EditWorking on Dried Acrylic Paint with Rubbing Alcohol
Scratch across the paint with a butter knife. Scrape it back and forth over the stain to work off the excess paint. Don’t gouge the fabric, though, as that could lead to a divot or hole in your jeans.[6]

Wash the area off with water. Turn the jeans inside out and hold them under warm running water. This may not do much if the paint is dried, but it can loosen some chunks that aren’t well adhered to the surface.[7]

Scrub the stain with rubbing alcohol. Flip the jeans right-side out. Dampen a toothbrush, clean rag, or cotton ball in rubbing alcohol, then rub it across the dried paint. Keep scrubbing back and forth, dipping into the rubbing alcohol as needed.[8]
If you’re using a toothbrush, wipe it off with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel when it gets covered with paint. If you’re using rags or cotton balls, just switch to a new one.

Rinse the stain and put your jeans in the wash. Turn the jeans inside-out again. Hold the area under running water until all the paint is gone. If you still see a little stain, try adding detergent to the area to pretreat it before putting it in the wash. Run a small load for your jeans.[9]
Always wash stained clothing by itself to make sure the paint doesn’t get on anything else.

EditUsing a Paint Remover
Scrape off the excess dried paint with a butter knife. Rub the edge of the butter knife over the paint. As you do, any extra paint should flake off. Throw the flakes away as they come off, but don’t rub too hard, as you could damage the fabric.[10]

Flip your jeans inside out so that the paint is on the inside. That way, you can flush the stain out from the back. Don’t try to rinse the stain out with water now, as that will just dilute the paint remover.[11]
You may want to put on gloves at this point to protect your hands.

Put some paper towels underneath the stain to catch the excess fluid. You can also use old rags you don’t mind throwing away. Either way, you need something behind the stain so paint remover and paint don’t go everywhere.[12]

Blot at the stain with turpentine or paint thinner. Pour the chemical into a throwaway container, such as a yogurt container or an old can. Dip cotton balls or an old rag in the solution and dab at the back of the stain.[13]
If you’re getting paint on your rag or the towels underneath, move the rag or towels around so you’re working with a clean area. You can also switch out cotton balls or paper towels if you need to.

Scrub the area with a toothbrush if the stain doesn’t want to come out.[14] Pour some of the chemical right on the stain, making sure you have a good padding of paper towels behind the stain. Rub the brush back and forth over the stain on both sides, using a circular motion.[15]
If your brush becomes too caked with paint, use some of the removal agent and an old rag or paper towel to clean it off.

Soak up the chemical with paper towels. Put new paper towels behind the stain. Dab at the stain to pick up as much of the chemical as you can. Change out your paper towels if they become too soaked with the chemical to pick up any more.[16]

Wash your jeans as you normally would. Once the paint is gone, scrub the area with a little laundry detergent. Then, throw your jeans in the washing machine and run them through a cycle before drying them.[17]

EditThings You’ll Need
EditCleaning Acrylic Paint off While It’s Wet
Butter knife

Dishwashing soap

Rag

EditWorking on Dried Acrylic Paint with Rubbing Alcohol
Butter knife

Rubbing alcohol

Toothbrush, clean rag, or cotton ball

Laundry detergent

EditUsing a Paint Remover
Butter knife

Paper towels or an old rag

Turpentine or paint thinner

Gloves

Cotton balls

Toothbrush, optional

Laundry detergent

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