How to Record WhatsApp Calls on Android and iPhone
Recording phone calls is relatively easy and it got us thinking – how to record WhatsApp calls? We all make multiple WhatsApp calls throughout the day because these are more reliable than phone calls (thanks to frequent dropped calls). As journalists, recording phone calls is very important to us especially when we interview people over the phone, so figuring out how to record WhatsApp calls is important to us. Let's get straight to the chase: recording WhatsApp calls is far from easy. In fact, even though we spent hours researching this, we didn't find an easy method to solve it. We examined how to record WhatsApp calls across platforms, but hardware and software limitations got in the way.
If you still want to do it - you're here after all - know that recording WhatsApp voice calls is a hassle. Don't let us start a WhatsApp video call, because that's basically impossible.
There are two ways to record WhatsApp calls on Android and iOS, and both have a similar problem: they won't work for a lot of people because you need a specific device. Before you follow these steps, please always ask permission from everyone on the call before recording a WhatsApp call, and make sure that recording calls is legal where you live.
How to record WhatsApp calls on Android/iPhone using Mac and iPhone
The easiest way to record WhatsApp voice calls requires a Mac and iPhone. That's a big kicker, isn't it? Besides, iPhone can't be your primary device. You need a second phone - any platform that supports WhatsApp group voice calling - that has your WhatsApp account. In the instructions below, we will refer to the recorded iPhone as 'iPhone', and the phone you will call as 'your phone'.
Here's how to record WhatsApp calls:
1.Connect iPhone to Mac with data cable.
2.Select 'Trust this computer' on your iPhone, if this is your first time connecting the two.
3.Open QuickTime on Mac.
4. Under File, select New Audio Recording.
5. Next to the record button in QuickTime, click the down arrow and select iPhone.
6.Press the record button in QuickTime.
7. Using iPhone, contact your phone via WhatsApp.
8.Once you are connected, press the add user icon. Then select the person you want to talk to. This will start your conversation with the person whose call you want to record.
9. Disconnect the call when done.
10.Stop recording in QuickTime and save the file on Mac.
All participants of a WhatsApp group voice call can see all the other parties, which means there is no way to secretly record WhatsApp calls without them knowing. In any case, you shouldn't try to hide the fact that you're going to be recording the conversation in the first place, as we said earlier.
How to record WhatsApp calls on Android using Cube Call Recorder.
Remember how we said that both methods only work with certain devices? Due to hardware differences and software limitations, Cube Call Recorder's VoIP recording feature - WhatsApp uses VoIP, i.e. Voice over Internet Protocol - only works on certain devices. This list is available as a Google Sheet linked from the app's Play Store page. There's another caveat with Cube Call: VoIP recording works mostly on the devices listed. We tested Cube Call with a Samsung Galaxy Note8, which was on the list, but it didn't work for us despite repeated tries and adjusting app settings.
If you have the devices listed in the above-mentioned spreadsheet, you can try these steps.
1.Install Cube Call Recorder on your phone which has WhatsApp.
2.Open Cube Call Recorder then switch to WhatsApp.
3. Call the person you want to talk to.
4.If the Cube Call widget appears and lights up while you talk, it's working.
5.If it gives you an error, go to Cube Call Recorder settings and select Force VoIP call as voice call.
.6.Call again and see if the Cube Call Recorder widget appears and lights up.
7. If it gives you the error again, unfortunately it won't work on your phone.
How to record WhatsApp calls on Android phone (alternative method).
Android users have a third option: root your device. We don't recommend this as it comprises your phone's security and might push you off the factory update path, but if you must, continue to root your phone and use the SCR Screen Recorder app, available via XDA.
As we said earlier, recording WhatsApp calls is quite complicated. If neither of those methods work for you, you can always keep your phone on speaker and record calls via a second phone or any device that has a voice recorder nearby, all while you're sitting in a quiet room. That's a crude hack and the only reason we have to mention it here is that it's the only reliable method to record WhatsApp calls at a very low cost.
Also read: 5 Best Tapping Applications for Android Phones
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