How to Record Lync Online Meetings and Calls

How to Record Lync Online Meetings and Calls

Selena Thomas

September 23, 2020 17:23Posted by to Call Recording

You can record Lync online meetings, calls or conversations if your organization has enabled recording. Microsoft Lync is a conversation platform which enables you to hold online meetings, make video and audio calls, and send instant messages.

By recording Lync, you can save meeting contents, videos, audios, presentations, sessions, and more. The question is, do you know how to record Lync meeting?

Record Lync Online Meeting

In fact, Microsoft Lync is designed with a recording feature for you to capture the Lync meetings or call with ease. Considering your need, here in this post, we like to share 2 simple ways to help you record Lync meeting.

Part 1. Regular Way to Record Lync Meetings and Calls

Even though Lync offers a built-in recorder, you may still feel complex to organize and record a Lync meeting or call. So, we will give you a detailed guide to record Lync 2013 meeting.

Step 1 First, you need to ensure that you have a hosted Lync 2013 account with Sherweb. In addition, you need to install the Lync 2013 client on your computer and configure your Lync account.

Step 2 When you are holding a Lync meeting, click the … icon in the bottom-right corner, and then choose the Start Recording option.

Note: After you select the recording option, other participants of this Lync meeting will receive a notification that you are recording the Lync meeting content.

Lync Meeting Recording Prompt

Step 3 Some basic control buttons are offered there for you to freely control the Lync meeting recording process. You can Pause, Start or Stop the Lync recording based on your need. When you want to stop capturing, you can click the Stop button.

Your Lync recording file will be saved as an MP4 file and added to Microsoft Lync Recording Manager as soon as you finish the recording.

Step 4 To quickly locate the captured Lync meeting, you can click the … icon and select the Manage Recordings option.

Manage Recordings

Step 5 If you want to manage or edit the recorded Lync meeting, you can right click on it and choose the play, browse, rename or delete option.

Manage Recorded Lync Meeting

During this step, you can also click Publish button to enter the Save and Publish window. You can rename the Lync recording and save it to a suitable destination file folder. Click OK to confirm your operation.

Save Lync Meeting Recording

Part 2. How to Record Lync Meeting with Higher Quality

The default recording feature only allows you to record a Lync meeting or video call with low 800×600 resolution and 10 fps frame rate. If you want to capture Lync meeting with a higher quality, you can turn to the powerful Lync recording software, Screen Recorder. It has the capability to capture high resolution even up to 4K. This Lync meeting recorder is able to capture any Lync activity and save it in popular format like MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV and more.

Step 1 First, you need to free download, install and run this Lync meeting recorder on your computer. You can double click on the download button above and then follow the instructions to do that.

Step 2 This Lync recorder provides you with Video Recorder, Audio Recorder and Screen Capture features. Here you can use the Video Recorder feature to capture your Lync meeting or video call.

Lync Recorder

Step 3 Before recording Lync meeting, you need to adjust the screen recording region and audio source based on your need. You are allowed to capture sound from System Sound, Microphone or both. Moreover, you can record your own face through Webcam.

Better Way to Record Lync Meeting

Step 4 When you want to capture the Lync meeting, you can simply click on the REC button. When you want to finish the recording, just click the Stop button.

Step 5 This Lync meeting recorder is designed with a preview window. You will be guided to the preview window to check the recording file. During this step, you can edit the captured Lync meeting as you like. Then click Save button to save it on your computer. The Lync recording will be saved as an MP4 file.

This software is an easy screen recorder to capture meetings and other videos.

Part 3. FAQs of Recording Lync Meeting

Question 1. What is the Lync recording manager?

Lync Recording Manager is a file management tool which is designed to manage your captured Lync file. As you can see from above, you can click the … icon to open Microsoft Lync Recording Manager.

Question 2. How to turn on recording in Lync 2013?

To enable the recording feature in Lync 2013, you can go to the Settings option. When you are having a a Lync meeting or call, you can click the … icon to access the Settings option. Then click Show Menu Bar and then the Recording Options to turn on the recording.

Question 3. How to record a meeting on Skype?

When you are holding a Skype meeting, you can click the … icon in the bottom-right corner of the meeting window and then choose the Start Recording option to capture the meeting content.


There are still lots of users rely on Lync to hold an online meeting, even Microsoft tends to replace Lync with Skype for Business since 2015. You can learn 2 simple ways to record Lync meetings and calls from this post. If you have any better method to record Lync meeting, please share it in the comment with other readers.


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