Microsoft Teams has hit 75 million daily active users

Microsoft Teams has hit 75 million daily active users
During the past months, the world has shifted towards a work-from-home business model. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies to issue "stay at home" orders to their employees to limit the spread of the disease. As a result, video conference services and collaboration platforms enjoyed a significant peak in daily active users (DAU). Microsoft Teams is one of the apps with the highest increase in DAU, passing the 75 million mark, Venturebeat reports.

"Teams now has more than 75 million daily active users, engaging in rich forms of communication and collaboration, and two-thirds of them shared, collaborated, or interacted with files on Teams," said CEO Satya Nadella during Microsoft's Q3 2020 earnings call.

These numbers are huge for Teams, which reported 44 million DAU just six weeks ago. A 70% increase is good news for Microsoft, especially when the company is preparing to bring Teams to consumers in the following months. Other services like Zoom and Google Meet also enjoyed spikes in daily active users. Zoom passed 300 million DAU last week, and Meet is not far behind with 100 million. The latter might see a significant increase in the coming weeks as Google is making the service free for everyone with a Google account.

Meanwhile, Microsoft's Skype service is also gaining momentum during the crisis, with a 70% growth in active users. The popular video call app now has 40 million DAU, despite Microsoft's ambition to phase it out in favor of Teams. While these numbers are impressive, it'll be interesting to see where they'll land once the pandemic is finally over.

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