Facebook has gone through an ordeal recently because of the user data privacy breach. Being dragged through the media mud inspired the company to return to its cores and to offer a unique social media experience for all of its users, once more. At the beginning of 2018, it has become possible for the first time to record video calls on Facebook, from an iPhone or iPad that has an iOS.11 or later version of the operating system installed.
Facebook was also one of the first social media networks that started offering the live video call option back in 2011. In this article, we are going to offer screen recording solutions for Facebook video call and chat recording on different platforms including Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS platforms and we'll show you how you can easily record video calls on Facebook.
Method 1: The Best Way to Capture Video Calls on Mac and Windows OS
There are many different ways to record a Facebook video call on a Mac or PC computer, but only a few of them are more efficient than using Filmora Scrn. The Wondershare's screen recording software provides a quick and easy way to record all your desktop activities in HD even 4K video quality and it also features a video editing mode where you can brush-up your videos.
You can start a new screen recording session by clicking on the software's desktop icon and by selecting the Quick Capture mode from the software's welcome window. Before each session, you should select the area of the screen you want to record, change the video's frame rate, and choose the video and audio capturing devices. Filmora Scrn can record videos via the built-in or an external webcam, record system audio, as well as the audio from an external source, which means that you record videos using professional equipment. After you've adjusted the settings for the screen recording session, you can start a video call on Facebook, and then simply hit the Record button, to start capturing the video.
Pause or stop recording at any moment, by clicking on the appropriate buttons in the software's toolbar or by using the Hotkey F10 and once the session is complete, the video file you've created will be opened in Filmora Scrn's video editing mode. The software's video editor offers transitions, cutting, and trimming tools, as well as a rich selection of annotations, filters, and effects. Filmora Scrn video editor supports nearly all popular input video file formats, but you can only export Facebook video calls as MP4 or MOV files. The software also enables you to export videos to social media platforms such as Facebook or YouTube directly from the video editing mode.
Method 2: Record Facebook Video Call on iPhone or iPad
Even though the devices that run on iOS 11 operating systems can record Facebook video calls, in theory, this feature has been inactive recently. The feature functions sporadically even on the iOS 13 version of the operating system. The Appersoft iPhone and iPad recorder app is one of the rare reliable screen recording options for iOS platforms since the App Store doesn't offer too many choices for capturing screens on iPhones and iPads.
When you install the app on your device, you should enable the Mirroring option in the AirPlay app in order to project the screen of your iPhone to a computer. Then proceed to make a video call on Facebook and hit the record button that will be displayed on the top of the screen you projected from your phone. The Appersoft app offers support for MP4, FLV or GIF files and it can capture footage in 1080p and 720p video resolution. You won't be able to edit your videos with Appersoft, but the App Store offers a lot of great video editing apps, at reasonable prices.
Method 3: Record Facebook Video Call on Android devices
The Google Play Store provides a wide range of screen recording apps, and most of them feature enough screen recording tools to enable you to record a video call on Facebook. DU Recorder is one of the best options at your disposal because it is completely free and it contains no in-app purchases.
The app lets you adjust frame rates, capture HD videos, and control the video recording settings from the notifications bar. The phone's front camera can be used to record yourself speaking during the video call on Facebook, and you can also record external sound with the app. Du Recorder offers an alternative storage option that enables you to store Facebook video call recordings in a location you choose.
Besides being a powerful tool for capturing a screen of an Android device, this versatile app also offers video editing and live streaming services. The Du Recorder's screen capturing mode can also produce GIF files, which can be used to produce popular social media content.
Method 4: Record Chat Videos with Facebook Messanger
Android users can record all of their video calls from the Facebook Messenger app. You can start recording a video by launching the app and selecting the contact from the People With Messenger list in the Messanger tab. After you've selected the contact to whom the video will be sent, you should tap on the Camera button, located near the bottom of the screen, and then place your finger on the 'Hold send button for video, tap for photo' button and hold it there while recording the video. The video recording will stop once you lift your finger up and the video will be automatically sent to the contact you selected.
A video captured with Facebook Messenger using this method, will not be saved on your Android phone, but you can change this setting and save all your Facebook video calls on your device's SD card. Tap on your profile picture in the Facebook Messenger app, and find the 'Photos, Videos and Emoji' menu.
The 'Download Videos' option in the 'Photos, Videos and Emoji' tab will be set on Wi-Fi Only by default, and you can activate the video download feature, simply by tapping on the ON option in the 'Download Videos' window. You can disable this option whenever you want if the videos take too much of your phone's memory, by tapping on the OFF button, but the videos you download will play much smoother than the ones stored on the cloud.
Though it is convenient to record the Facebook video calls and chats, we recommend you to inform the one who is calling you before recording the video. Let’s know how you record your Facebook video calls in the comment below.
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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