How to Record a Voicemail

Last updated on March 6, 2020 by Donald

Voicemail is like an answering machine notifying callers that you can’t answer their calls at the moment. You can set voicemails as a greeting on every incoming call. If you are expecting calls from clients who can’t speak to you directly, you can leave them a message via voicemail. You can’t always rely on text messages and emails alone when you want to preserve essential voicemails. Also, voicemails can only keep messages for a certain length of time. It might delete old messages when there is a new one. That is why recording voicemail messages can help you keep the essential voice calls on your device. On that note, we are going to show you how to record voicemail messages below.

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Record Voicemails on Android device

Android phones can keep copies of voicemails with the help of Google Voice. It features an option to save voicemails in the MP3 format to your email. This tool presents you with a list of options on your voicemail app by keeping the voicemail to phone, archive, or the likes. Besides, Google Voice supports advanced voicemail transcriptions that allow you to read in the app and sent it to email. Moreover, you can also filter the spam messages and block the numbers that you don’t want to hear. On the other hand, we are going to show you below how to use the Google Voice app on your Android device.

Step1 Get the Google Voice app

If your Android phone doesn’t have the Google Voice app, go to Google Play Store and search for the app to install it on your device. Once installed, launch the app, and go to the “Menu” at the top left, and select “Settings.” Then, go to the “Voicemail” section and tap on the “Voicemail greeting.”


Step2 Record voicemails on Google Voice

On the “Voicemail greeting” tab, click on the “Record a greeting” button to record the voicemail greetings. A voicemail’s time is approximately is around 10 seconds, wait for it to finish. Once done recording, click on the “Stop” button at the center of the recording tab to end it.


Step3 Listen to the recorded voicemail

Once done recording, go to the Voicemail greeting to find all the recorded voicemails. Click on the “Play” button beside the name of the voicemail to play it. To change the name of the recording, tap on it, and enter the name of someone who called you and set as active. The caller will hear the voicemail greetings once they called you.


Capture Voicemails on iOS device

There is a way to save a voice message on iOS mobile by recording it on Notes or Voice Memos and set them as voicemail greeting. Also, you can share them using SMS, Email, Airdrop, Google Drive, and more, to make a back-up of the recorded voicemail. It isn’t delightful when you expect a call from a client, and can’t answer it at the moment. You can’t get all your phone calls at all times, especially when you are busy with your work. That is why it is so important to record voicemails on your iOS device and set it as a response on an incoming call. Therefore, we have listed the steps below on how to capture voicemails on iOS.

Step1 Choose the voicemail to save

First, go to the “Phone” app on your iOS device and go to the Voicemail tab. Then, select the voicemail that you want to save and tap on the “Share” button.”


Step2 Save the voicemail to Notes

Next, choose Notes or Voice Memos when you click the “Share” button to save the voicemail on your iOS. You can also select the Messages, Mail, and AirDrop to send an email or SMS with the recorded voicemail attached to it. If you saved the voicemail to Notes app, open it, and tap on the recorded voicemail to play it.


Online Audio Recorder – Best online voicemail recorder

AceThinker Online Audio Recorder is a powerful web-based audio recorder that allows you to save voicemail greetings. You can record any audio from system sound, microphone, or both to record. It also has as easy-to-use that it enables you to start recording voicemails with a single click. It can save space on your hard disk because you don’t have to install any software on your computer. Besides, this web-based tool has an ID3 tag editor that lets you manage your recordings by putting titles, albums, and more. Moreover, you can record calls from Skype, Wechat, Whatsapp, and more. To understand how to use this tool, follow the steps below.

Step1 Visit the website of Online Audio Recorder

Go to the website of AceThinker Online Audio Recorder, and click on the “Start Recording” button from its main page. For starters, click on the “Open Apowersoft Online Launcher” button to launch the audio recorder. Next, plug one end of your audio cable to your computer’s microphone jack and the other end to your phone’s audio jack to connect both devices.


Step2 Start recording voicemail

On the app, click on the “Sound” icon at the lower left part of the tool and select “Microphone.” Then, open your voicemail service on your phone and play the voice message. From the online audio recorder, click the “Record” button on the audio recorder while the voicemail is playing. If you are recording using an external mic, make sure that your phone is on the loudspeaker and pointed at the mic.


Step3 End the recording process

Once the voicemail is done, click the “Stop” button at the bottom part of the tool. You can find the recorded audio by clicking the three parallel bars at the right bottom part of the recorder. From there, select the recording track and click the “Play” button to listen to the recorded voicemail. You can also click the “Folder” icon at the rightmost part of the Recording List section to open its output folder.


For more advanced features, we recommend you to use the AceThinker Music Recorder. This tool is the PRO version of Online Audio Recorder that allows you to record voicemail up to 32-bit sound quality. You can also put names on the recorded audio to organize voicemail greetings. Also, this tool can convert recorded audios to MP2, M4A, WMA, AAC, AC3, and more. Besides, you can change the quality of the sound to High when you convert it.

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Audacity for Windows and Mac

Audacity is a reliable audio recorder for Windows, Mac, and Linux that supports recording voicemails. You can use this tool to record any sound computer from your computer. Besides, Audacity allows you to use an external microphone to record your voice. Also, it can import audio files from your computer and edit it like combining sound clips. This tool supports recording sound quality from 16-bit, 24-bit, to 32-bit. Audacity has a plugin called Nyquist that allows you to modify the sound effects through a text editor. You can save voicemails to MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A, OGG, and more.

Step1 Download and install the Audacity

To start using this tool, go to its official website to download its installer. Then, follow the steps on installing the tool. Next, plug the end of the audio cable to your computer’s mic jack, and connect the other end of the cable to your phone’s audio jack.


Step2 Customize the settings

Next, open Audacity and change the recording source to “Microphone” by clicking the drop-down button beside the mic icon. Then, go to “Edit” and select “Preferences” and then click the “Recording” to customize the settings of the audio recorder. On the “Recording” section, check the “Software playthrough of input” under the “Option” list to capture the sound coming from your phone.


Step3 Begin recording voicemail

You can start recording voicemail by opening your voicemail service on your mobile device. Then, click the “Record” button of Audacity to begin recording while playing the voicemail. For users who records via mic, put your phone to the loudspeaker, and place the phone in front of your microphone.


Step4 Play the recorded voicemail

Once done recording voicemail, click the “Stop” button at the toolbar located at the leftmost part of the tool. You can listen to the recorded voicemail by clicking the “Play” button beside the “Stop” button. To save the audio, go to the “File” menu and then select “Export” and choose an output folder to save.


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