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How to Record WhatsApp call On Android and iOS Devices

Call recording is one of the standard features for many smartphones. Even if some phones don’t support natively, you can enable this feature fairly easily by using countless auto call recording apps. But that can not be said for VoIP based calls like WhatsApp and truth to be told many peoples are moving to WhatsApp and similar apps for voice calls and as well as videos all thanks to cheaper internet plans.

Recording a WhatsApp call is very tough and not a pleasant experience. Many third-party apps struggle to provide quality call recording feature for WhatsApp call and don’t even think for a second that there are native features for this. Because no OS by default accepts VoIP based apps. In this article, we will try to ease that process by mentioning ways to record WhatsApp calls on Android and iOS.

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But before we do, it is worth mentioning that recording a call without the other person’s permission is not just unethical it is also illegal. Also, make sure to learn about the local laws before recording a call.

How to Record WhatsApp call on iPhone

Recording WhatsApp calls on the iPhone requires both iPhone and Mac. Yes, you heard it right. There is no other way around this. This process sounds awful but as I said there is no other way around.

Follow the below steps carefully to be able to record WhatsApp calls on the iPhone successfully.

  • Connect your iPhone to the Mac using lighting cable.
  • You might get a prompt on iPhone if you are connecting your iPhone to the mac for the first time. Select ‘Trust this computer‘ on iPhone if you get that prompt.
  • Open Quick Time Player app on Mac and from the File select New Audio Recording.
  • Next to the record button, you can see a downward pointed arrow. Click on that and select your iPhone.
  • Now hit the recording button on your Mac Quick Time Player.
  • Now make a call on WhatsApp. Once done hit stop recording and disconnect your iPhone from your PC.

Your recording should be saved on your Mac.

I realize that this method is complicated and if someone doesn’t use a Mac cannot use this technique. But trust me if there were any other way around this I would’ve found and mentioned here.

How to Recording WhatsApp call on Android

There are many auto call recording apps on the Google Play Store, but most of them struggle when it comes to WhatsApp or similar VoIP based call recordings. One of the apps that I found working fine is the Cube Call Recorder. Don’t cheer yet because this app also comes with caveats. Due to hardware limitation this app doesn’t work with many smartphones. They have a link to a Google Spreadsheet on their app page on Google Play Store where you can see all the phones that Cube app supports.

Like for example, I couldn’t make this app work on my OnePlus 6t, but this app worked just fine on my old OnePlus One. So before you try, I would suggest you to check if your phone is listed on this list.

Follow these steps to Record WhatsApp calls on Android phones.

  • First, download the Cube Call Recording app from the Google Play Store.
  • Allow all the necessary permission to the app.
  • Now make a call on WhatsApp and see if you can see a Cube app widget on the screen with the recording button. If it is there, then you are good to go.
  • If it is not, then open the app again and go to setting. There you can see an option labeled as ‘Force VoIP call as voice call.‘ Turn on that feature.
  • Now make a call on WhatsApp again. If you see the recording widget then congrats you can now record WhatsApp calls. If you don’t see any option then, unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done.

I hope you found this article helpful. If you know any other app for Android that you are personally using and working just fine then let me know in comments. I will include this here with proper credit. Similarly, if you know any app or other methods for recording WhatsApp call on iOS devices, then I am ready to listen.

Thank you for reading so far into the article. Hope you have a nice day.

How to Use Instagram Stories Close Friends Feature

Instagram Stories

Instagram has become one of the top social media platforms for millions of people to share photos and videos with their followers, friends, and family. Now you will be able to create a profile on Instagram and share your photos and videos with everyone who is following you on the platform. While this Facebook-owned platform offers many features but one feature that is more popular is its stories.

What is Instagram Stories?

The Instagram story is a place where you can share photos, add polls, share videos and many other with your followers. But the catch is that it is only visible for 24 hours. Once 24 hours passes the post vanishes, and no one can see that again. The Instagram story is highly influenced by the Snapchat story, and now most people use Instagram story feature that they do Snapchat story. Most Instagram users us this feature to share their daily life with their followers.

What is Instagram Story Close Friends Feature?

So recently Instagram launched close friends feature for stories. Up until now whatever you share on your IG stories could be seen by everyone who is following you. Also, people could see your story without even following you. This close friends feature aims to solve that. There are posts or update that you only wish to share with your close friends and there was no option to do earlier. But now you can create a close friend category and select to share your stories with those people only and others won’t even notice.

How to Use Instagram Stories Close Friends Feature

Despite how complicated this feature might sound to you, this feature is in reality very simple. This feature has two part, one is to create your close friend’s group and the 2nd, and the final part is to share stories with those friends only.

How to Create a Close Friends Group on Instagram:

  • Open your Instagram app and go to your profile.
  • On the top left screen, you can see your Instagram username.
  • Tap on the username.
  • Now you shall see two options, one tells you about the number of followers you have, and the other one reads ‘Close Friends.’
  • Tap on the Close Friends option, and you will be asked to mark people who you want to add as your close friend.

How to Share Stories With Close Friends Only:

So now that you have created your close friend’s group, now it is time to share your stories with those chosen friends only.

  • First, create your story using the same methods that you used to previously.
  • Once your status is ready, hit on the ‘Send To’ button.
  • Here you will be asked where you’d like to share your story, instead of selecting ‘Your story’ like you would normally do, select ‘Close Friends.’
  • The story will then only be shared with your close friends.

Still not convinced? Here is a video that explains the same.

So, this was the simple guide to create and share Instagram stories with your close friends only. This feature is still rolling out globally. If you don’t see this feature, then update your app or wait for few more days.