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How to record a FaceTime call on macOS Sierra

If you wish you can record a FaceTime call with macOS Sierra. Here’s how to do it:
Open QuickTime on your Mac from your dock. It’s in the Applications folder. Or you can use the macOS LaunchPad. Or — my favorite method — you can tell Siri to “Open QuickTime.”

  • Click File in the Menu bar.
  • Click New Screen Recording.
  • Click the arrow next to the record button in the QuickTime window.
  • Choose Internal Microphone from the list of available microphones.
  • Open FaceTime. Its icon should be in the Dock. If not, it’s in the Applications folder. Or you can use the macOS LaunchPad. Or tell Siri to “Open FaceTime.”
  • Click the record button in QuickTime.
  • Click the screen to record your whole screen, or click and drag over the FaceTime window to only record FaceTime.
  • Begin your FaceTime call.
  • When the call is over, click the Stop Recording button in QuickTime.
  • Click File in the Menu bar.
  • Select Save.
  • Name your recording, and select where you wish to store it.
  • Click Save.
Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.