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How to Record a WhatsApp Voice Call? (2020)

We have caught you with all the guides for all devices when you are stuck in a situation where you have to record your WhatsApp call.

WhatsApp doesn't support call recording feature on either of its versions (mobile or desktop.) But you never have to worry because this is often faraway from a deal-breaker.

 Many of the simplest methods for recording a WhatsApp call are fairly easy and anyone can do, so let's take a glance at a couple of them now.

Before heading towards all the guidelines, you should know that it is not legal to record a call without the second party knowing. Always ask for permission to start the recording.

How to Record a WhatsApp Call?

How can you record any call on an Android phone?

This method is an effortless and, a low budget idea to record a WhatsApp call efficiently.

  • Step 1: First, download and install any screen recorder app with good ratings on Google Play Store. After installing the app, do the necessary setting that supports instant screen record through the floating widget on the screen.
  • Step 2: Now open the WhatsApp app and make a WhatsApp audio call to the person with whom you want to talk.
  • Step 3: Once the call is connected, click the play button on the floating widget of your screen recorder app.
  • Step 4: Keep your phone on the speaker and talk. Your WhatsApp audio will get recorded eventually.

Tip: Make sure that your room is quiet or with less disturbance. So, basically, this is a raw hack to get great results. You can also record WhatsApp video calls with the help of this hack.

How to record your WhatsApp call on your PC or MAC?

Recording a WhatsApp call might sound complicated, but there is a way with which you can record your voice or video call on your PC or MAC decently.

  • Step 1: Firstly, download and install Movavi Screen Recorder file. Allow all the necessary permissions to record your call.
  • Step 2: When you make a call or when you receive a call, start the screen recording and crop the area that you want to exclude.
  • Step 3: Check the system audio and microphone icons- they ought to be highlighted in green to make sure the participants' voices will be recorded. If you've got one data input device, open the menu above the microphone icon and choose the suitable device.
  • Step 4: Start the recording once the call is connected. If you want some part of your call not to get recorded then, you can even control the call with pause, cancel and stop icons. The shortcuts for Windows PC are- F9 for Pause and F10 for Stop. The shortcuts for MAC are- ⌘ 1 for Pause and ⌥ ⌘ 2 for Stop. 
  • Step 5: With the help of edit features you can cut the unnecessary parts. Select the part you want to crop then use a scissor icon to cut it and delete the part by clicking on the trash icon.
  • Step 6: Go to Save as and enter the name of the file.  

How to record your WhatsApp call on your Android phone using a simple voice recorder?

Every Android phone has an in-built voice record feature. It's time to use it. You can record your call easily this way, but the sound quality may not be up to the mark.

  • Step 1: When you make a WhatsApp audio call or when you receive the call, put it on the speaker.
  • Step 2: You have to push the WhatsApp application into the background without ending the ongoing call.
  • Step 3: Open the audio recording app and start recording. You have to make sure that the voice of both the parties is audible during recording.

How to record your WhatsApp call on your Android phone using Cube Call Recorder?

If you want an app that would help you to record all the WhatsApp audio calls then go through the following steps:

  • Step 1: You have to download and install the Call Recorder- Cube ACR, Android app only from the Google Play Store of your Android phone.
  • Step 2: Before going further, you have to check the official list for all the names of the devices. The official list holds all the names of the Android devices that support the VOIP audios to record the WhatsApp calls or Skype Calls. If your device name is not in the list then also you can record the call using the Call Recorder- Cube ACR app by changing a few app settings.
  • Step 3: Once you have looked up in the list, open the app. Give the prior permissions for the app to record the WhatsApp audio call. You have to allow the app to access your contacts, to monitor your incoming and outgoing calls, storage, screen layover and microphone. Enable the floating widget to start recording whenever you make a call or receive a call. For Android OS version 10 or more than that, you have to give a few requisite permissions to the app to run it without any problem. After providing all the required permissions within the Call Recorder- Cube ACR app on your android phoneproceed to make audio calls to anyone by going to the WhatsApp app. Once your call is connected, the Cube ACR widget will automatically pop up on your device's screen with a microphone icon that conveniently allows you to start and stop recording your call whenever you like.
  • Step 4: If you're unable to record your WhatsApp audio call for unknown reasonsGo to the app setting then, under the VOIP audio source settingenable Ignore VOIP-support Check' and choose 'Voice Call' within VOIP recording audio source setting. If the voice calls audio source isn't recording WhatsApp audio calls on your device then, change the audio setting within the app settings to different options and try to record the call to see if it works.
  • Step 5: You can go find the recorded files in the File Manager of your Android phone once you've finished recording your WhatsApp audio call. You can even access the option recordings from within the app. Make sure you test the app's call recording feature a few times to verify if it's working with no issues before you employ the recording function for any WhatsApp audio calls. 

Tip: Cube ACR even gives you the privilege to record the normal phone calls or other audio calls from other VOIP apps.

How to record your WhatsApp call on your IOS phone?

The iPhone can't be your primary device to record your call. You need another phone- any platform that supports WhatsApp voice call- it must have your WhatsApp account. Within the steps given below, the recording iPhone will be referred to 'the iPhone' and the phone you will be calling from as 'your phone'.

  • Step 1: First, you have to connect your iPhone to the MAC with any lightning device.
  • Step 2: If you are a first time user then you have to go to the 'Trust this Computer' option and select it.
  • Step 3: Now shift to the MAC and open QuickTime.
  • Step 4: Now below to the file, select New Audio Recording.
  • Step 5: Now go to the record button in the QuickTime, then you have to click the arrow pointing downwards, select the iPhone.
  • Step 6: Click on the record button in QuickTime.
  • Step 7: Make a call through your phone with iPhone via WhatsApp.
  • Step 8: Once your device is connected, click the Add User icon. Then select the person you want to draw to then record the call.
  • Step 9: Now Disconnect the call, then stop the record in QuickTime then save the file in MAC.

Tip: All the participants of the WhatsApp call can see all other parties, which suggests there are no thanks to record the WhatsApp calls without them checking out secretly.

How to record WhatsApp calls using a hardware device?

If you are facing software problems to record your WhatsApp call, then there is a way with which you can record those calls smoothly. Use a call recorder that functions through 3.5mm aux jack on your smartphone. If you've got a smartphone with no 3.5mm jack, then a micro USB dongle will also do.

There are some good options out there- Olympus TP-8 microphone and also RecordGear PR200, these are simple to use. Plug it in, start recording your WhatsApp call. You can transfer the record file to your computer; that’s an additional step, but again, it gets the work done.


Recording WhatsApp calls on an Android device with access to the Google Play Store is way easier than on an iOS device. When you have an iOS device, you have no other choice but to follow the steps given above.

These are the only convenient and profound ways you can employ for recording WhatsApp calls.


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