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How to Record WhatsApp Call

Liza Brown
Liza Brown
Originally published Dec 31, 21, updated Feb 29, 24

WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app. Not just for instant messages, WhatsApp is also popular for its audio and video calling features. Most WhatsApp users use calling feature for personal communication. However, even corporates use WhatsApp to talk to team members and have a quick discussion. One of the common questions we come across from WhatsApp users “Can WhatsApp call be recorded?”

However, there is no default call recording option available. Therefore, you will need an external WhatsApp call recording app if you want to record your call on your Phone. Similarly, you will need an external software to record WhatsApp call on your computer. In this article, we will illustrate how to record a WhatsApp call in simple steps.

Part 1. How to Record WhatsApp Call on PC?

Do you know that you can download WhatsApp for Windows or Mac, and you can enjoy WhatsApp video calling feature directly from your computer? You should visit from the web browser of your computer and download and install WhatsApp for Desktop. Connect your WhatsApp account, and you can receive WhatsApp call from your WhatsApp contact anytime you want.

WhatsApp for Desktop or WhatsApp for Web has limited features. You cannot make calls, but you can receive calls. If you want all the features on your computer, you have to install WhatsApp through simulators like BlueStacks. If you want to record WhatsApp call on your computer, you need a WhatsApp call recorder. We recommend Wondershare Filmora to record anything on the screen with audio including WhatsApp video calls. Here are the steps to follow.

Step 1: Download and install Wondershare Filmora for Windows or Mac whichever is applicable.

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Step 2: Launch Filmora and click on New Project option.

filmora screen recorder

Step 3: Go to Record> Record PC Screen option.

Step 4: Get WhatsApp for Desktop or WhatsApp Web ready for the video call. Ask your contact to video call you so that you can pick it from your computer. Click on the Record button to start recording the screen.

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You will get a few seconds to start WhatsApp video call and the record computer screen process will begin.

Part 2. How to Record a WhatsApp Call on Android?

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app among Android users. WhatsApp has literally replaced text messaging and its free audio call feature is widely used as an alternative to traditional call. At the same time, users prefer WhatsApp video call over audio call for personal communication with contacts. Due to its usage more for personal communication over professional communication, there is no WhatsApp record feature available for security and privacy reason.

That is why you will need an external screen recorder app and we recommend AZ Screen Recorder. The app is free to use and very easy to operate. With a single tap, you can record anything on the screen including WhatsApp call. Here are the steps to follow to record WhatsApp call on Android.

az screen recorder

Step 1: Go to Play Store from your Android device and install AZ Screen Recorder app.

Step 2: Launch AZ Screen Recorder and the app will provide you with a pop-up overlay bar on the screen.

Step 3: Open WhatsApp and go to the conversation of the person whom you want to video call.

Step 4: On AZ Screen Recorder bar, tap on Record icon. You will get 3 seconds of buffer time to start your WhatsApp video call. Thereafter, the app will start recording the screen which is your WhatsApp video call in this case.

Step 5: When you have finished your video call, tap on Stop icon on AZ Screen Recorder bar. The recorded video file will be available in the phone gallery.

Part 3. How to Record WhatsApp Video Call on iPhone?

There are two options available for iPhone users depending on iOS version of your iPhone. If you are using an iPhone with iOS 11 or higher, you can use the default screen recorder feature available to record WhatsApp call. However, if your iPhone has iOS lower than 11, you can either update iOS to 11 or use a WhatsApp video call recorder. Otherwise, you can connect your iPhone to Mac, and you can use QuickTime Player to record WhatsApp video call.

Using iOS Inbuilt Screen Recorder -

iphone screen recorder

Step 1: Go to Settings> Control Centre.

Step 2: Turn on Screen Recording option.

Step 3: Open WhatsApp and prepare for the video call.

Step 4: Open Control Centre on your iPhone.

Step 5: Tap on Screen Recording icon and thereafter, start WhatsApp video call to record.

Use QuickTime Player on Mac -

quicktime audio recorder

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac through lightning cable.

Step 2: Launch QuickTime Player and go to File> New Audio Recording option.

Step 3: Choose iPhone as the microphone source and click on Record button.

Step 4: On your iPhone, make WhatsApp call with your chosen person, and QuickTime will be recording the conversation.

Step 5: Once the call is over, you need to stop the recording and go to File> Save to save the recorded file on your computer.

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The Bottom Line

Hopefully, you have understood how to record WhatsApp video call on your device. If you are using your computer for WhatsApp call, we recommend Wondershare Filmora for Windows and Mac. For Android users, you suggest AZ Screen Recorder. For iPhone users, you can use inbuilt screen recording feature or connect your iPhone to Mac and record with QuickTime Player for free.

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