Skype sees bump to 40 million daily users, big increase in calling minutes
With more people staying home, Skype usage is up by quite a bit.
What you need to know
- Skype is up to 40 million daily users.
- That's a 70 percent increase in a month.
- Skype to Skype calling minutes are also up 220 percent.
Alongside a slew of announcements around Microsoft 365, Teams, and Edge today, Microsoft also provided some updated stats for Skype usage. As more people have started staying home and remote working over the last month, Microsoft says that it has seen a 70 percent increase in Skype users. The app is now up to 40 million daily users compared to last month.
Additionally, Microsoft says that it has seen Skype to Skype calling minutes increase by 220 percent over the same time period.
The new stats come as nearly all all remote work and chat apps are seeing a general uptick in usage. Microsoft recently reported that Teams surged to 44 million daily users, which is a bump from 20 million in November. Similarly, Slack recently saw its largest number of concurrent users at 12.5 million.
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