Someone recording your call at the other end is a serious breach of privacy rights. Call recording can be misused against you, which can impact your personal and/or professional life. In today’s world, it is quite difficult to trust people. Someone that you may believe is your friend or a trusted colleague can actually turn out to be a backstabber. Some information that you may have shared may be leaked to others, which can impact your personal relations, career, etc.
Due to these reasons, it is important to know if your call is being recorded. Here are some tips to know if someone is recording your call.
How to know if someone is recording you on a phone call
- A beeping sound can be a hint
Most mobile phone manufacturers embedded a frequent beeping sound in the call recording function of phones. Therefore, a person on the other line will hear a recurring beeping sound, usually every few seconds, once the other person starts to record their conversation. This may however not always be the case and doesn’t also work for all phones, especially for phones that use third-party applications for recording calls.
- Loud beep at beginning of call
Usually, in some rare cases when a phone call is being recorded by the person on the other line, you can hear a loud beeping sound which you can easily decipher from other sounds in the background. This is usually applicable to our ‘yam phones’. And this may again not entirely be the situation since someone may accidentally press a key while talking to you on a phone which can produce a similar sound.
- Unusual call quality or delay
Another tip is that the person on the phone call with you will speak less and expect you to do more of the talking. Be mindful when someone you don’t have a good relationship with calls and allow you to do the majority of the talking.